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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Chosen and Loved: Introducing Caston!

From my mother’s womb You have chosen me Love has called my name I’ve been born again, into your family Your blood flows through my veins I am currently addicted to the song “No Longer Slaves” by Bethel Music. This song, whether it was intended to be or not, has become my go-to adoption song for Caston. It speaks…

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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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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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T Minus Eight

I remember our conversation like it was yesterday. I was in Mississippi for the wedding of my brother and my then future sister-in-law April. April and I were in Tupelo on our way to get our nails done, chatting about randomness when adoption came up. “So where would you get the baby? Here or from…

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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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