The Waiting Place

You can get so confused that you’ll start in to race down long and wiggled roads at a break-necking pace and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space, headed, I fear, toward a most usless place The Waiting Place… …for people just waiting. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… I was a soon-to-be graduating senior when I received the…

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A Little {Broken} Heart

A few weeks ago, I told you that my heart is broken. Broken for orphans everywhere. Not a day goes by that I don’t ache to do more. Give more. Be more for them. I want to also tell you about someone else whose heart is broken. His is broken in a much more literal…

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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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