So, Now What?

This morning, I packed up my toddlers and went to moms’ group. We meet twice a month for coffee and snacks while we share about our lives and discuss that day’s topic from a Biblical perspective. We have ice breakers, which are usually pretty light and fun. Once it was, “What was the worst Christmas…

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Blessed By Boys

I am so very thankful to No Hands But Ours for sharing our family story on adopting two boys from China! You can check it out on their website or read below.  No Hands But Ours is an absolutely amazing resource for anyone considering adoption. It is filled with family stories of people just like…

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The Child That Wasn’t Mine

A not-so-short story about the persistence of prayer. And rainbows. In the spring of 2015, with a new baby in tow, my husband and I visited an orphanage in China. It was where our son Caleb lived for the first twelve and a half months of his little life. It was a terrible day. I…

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Two Weeks HOME

  Today marks the day that we have been home for the same amount of time that we were in China. It’s crazy because China seems like a distant memory now. Jet lag is gone, and all our bags are unpacked. I even had a craving for Chinese food this week, something that took over…

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It’s Not About Me.

Caleb has very recently decided that he hates both the stroller and the shopping cart. Perfect timing. We’re about to add a 16 month old to the mix, and I can’t have any of these people running free. It’s in the middle of his 30 minute screaming episodes in Target that I try to remain…

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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 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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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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