Caleb: Months 7, 8, and 9

I’ve been horribly horrible at updating Caleb’s progress. Kids are total time suck! Who knew? It’s been crazy busy since school started back. Here’s a quick update of what nine months at home looks like: Caleb is almost 22 months old. Caleb is very mobile now. He is all over the place! And I mean…

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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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Heart {Broken}

Adoption has ruined so many things for me. There is a parking lot behind Lowe’s that I cannot pass without feeling a little pang of nostalgia mixed with elation mixed with sadness. It’s a terrible concoction because my body never knows whether to smile or cry. A few days after we accepted our referral for…

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Caleb: Month 5 (and 6!)

I’m late. So, so late. I know. And now here we are at almost the six month anniversary of our Gotcha Day in China. Doh. My mom recently asked me if I had stopped blogging.  I thought that with school starting, I’d miraculously have all this free time open up at least during naptime to…

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Caleb: Month Four

Tomorrow, we celebrate the fourth month of having Caleb home. At this time four months ago, Kevin, Caleb and I were sleeping, awaiting the buzz of an alarm clock in the wee hours of the morning that meant it was time to leave Guangzhou. I remember the relief I felt when the alarm went off….

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Caleb: Month Three

Ah, three months with us already! Our first two months with Caleb were filled with outings of necessity…grocery store, preschool, shuttling kids to various activities. Now that school is out, and Caleb is more secure with us, we’ve been able to do some fun, all day outings with the family. We recently traveled to Columbus…

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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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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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