They Say Hindsight’s 20/20

  hind·sight hīn(d)ˌsīt/ Noun understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened or developed. The funny thing about faith is that it’s so, so easy to say that you have faith, but when you’re tested you truly begin to understand what it’s all about. It’s not about proclaiming the fact that you…

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Caleb: Month Two

On the day that we celebrated two months with Caleb, we were at a reunion picnic with our adoption agency. It was such a great opportunity to meet adoptive families in the area and to connect with other families with babies that are Caleb’s age. One of the highlights of the event was being able to see Ms….

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Love, Faith, and an Amazing Race

Kevin and I should never have gotten married. We should never have met for that matter. When Kevin was in high school, he had a plan. He would attend Mississippi College and then go to medical school. When I was in high school, I had a plan. I would attend an out-of-state college. Period. A small college…

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But How’s It REALLY Going?

It’s what they all want to ask when I say, “It’s going great!” or “He’s adjusting so well!” or “I cannot imagine this transition going better!” And this is all the truth. It IS going well. Caleb HAS just fit right into our family. And his siblings and Mommy and Daddy DO adore him. It’s…

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Caleb: Month One

March 23, 2015: It’s a BOY! It’s a boy who is one year old. Who doesn’t understand our words. Who doesn’t know why he’s being handed to us, these two crazy white people who are obviously in on the joke, and he is not. Our excitement is palpable, as is his confusion. It’s a moment that Kevin…

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Home: Week One

Exactly one week ago, Kevin, Caleb, and I were on a United flight from Hong Kong to Chicago. One week! It seems like minutes ago and years ago all at the same time. Around this time a week ago, we were probably being served a dinner of roast beef, steamed broccoli and carrots, and a…

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Dear Diary: China Day Thirteen

Tick, tock, tick, tock…can you hear us counting down the minutes? I can’t believe I just typed Day THIRTEEN. I feel like we have moved into this hotel room. We had nothing planned for today, except to meet Zhou at 5:30 to pick up the visas. We hung out in the hotel room this morning….

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Dear Diary: China Day Twelve

We left bright and early at 7:30 to go to our US Embassy appointment. This was our final step to get Caleb’s visa in order to travel back home. Here’s a pictorial recap. Psyc! No phones or cameras are allowed in the US Embassy.  It was killing me. I wanted pictures of signs, families, and…

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Dear Diary: China Day Ten

We had no plans until late afternoon, so we spent some time with the kids on FaceTime again this morning. Braden has this weird little green spot on his screen that we nicknamed Baby Alien. It provided quite a bit of entertainment. I think Braden could be  a Marvel character with this look. What  do…

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