Fear Is A Liar

This is a follow up to a three part series The Best Laid {Adoption} Plans. Missed it? Start here. The following is an account of mid-October 2014 shortly after we received our referral for Caleb.  “Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is…

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When Dreams Really Do Come True

I didn’t sleep well Sunday night. My mind was racing as I thought about my early flight to Mississippi the next morning where we would celebrate the life of my last grandparent, my stepdad’s mother, Clara Faye. I made mental note of the fact that the CCCWA (China Center for Children’s Welfare and Adoption) offices…

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Just Another Manic Monday

Remember that song by the Bangles? 1985? I was in 5th grade or so, and I could totally relate. (I had no idea at the time that the song was about her being late for work because she stayed up all night with her boyfriend. So many 80’s songs were completely lost in translation to…

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The Best Laid {Adoption} Plans, Part 1

In an earlier post, I explained our reasons behind our adoption decision. It definitely wasn’t spur of the moment. It was a decision that took years to make, years of allowing God to open our eyes and shape our hearts. It was a rough road filled with internal debate and lots of second guessing. Should…

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Why We’re Adopting

Now that you’ve heard we’re adding another to our gaggle of children, you might find yourself wondering why. Let me be clear. Adoption was our first choice for our fourth child. There are so many factors that influence a family’s decision to adopt. Our reason is because God put it on our hearts. There are…

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My Thursday “Victory”

6:40 pm: We are in the car. With water. With a soccer ball. With chairs. Twenty minutes before the game starts. We sing in the car, and we rejoice because for once this season, we are early for a soccer game. We will plant our chairs firmly at the center of the soccer field sidelines…

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