Last week we celebrated the one year anniversary of the day we brought our daughter home. First of all, I can hardly believe it has been a year! Seriously. And then, at the same time, I can hardly imagine our family without our bubbly little girl. She has been such a blessing to us-- and walking with her through her sorrows has given me new appreciation for all the things the Lord asked me to … [Read more...] about 3 Tips for Establishing an Adoption Holiday
It's quiet now except the hum of the dishwasher. We ate taco soup for dinner, with iceberg lettuce salad. The kids were super excited about the salad. "This is so good," they told me on their 3rd and 4th servings. The oldest boy looked at me quizzically, "Did you do something different to the salad today?" Yes. I used iceberg lettuce instead of spinach. The kids love it when my husband goes … [Read more...] about God Always Hears When We Talk To Him
So, Lord, do you remember how I always planned to be done having babies by the time I was thirty? I'm not sure why, except that my mother had her last one while in her mid-twenties so it seemed like a good plan. I had no idea that one day I would be facing my thirtieth birthday without a pregnancy lasting longer than 6-8 weeks. Tonight, as I was struggling through chores with a frozen water … [Read more...] about So, Lord, I’m Turning Thirty and I Still Don’t Have Babies
**this post contains affiliate links. Read my disclosure here. One of my earliest memories takes place in Jasper, NY at a little log cabin, built by my father. My family is sitting around the living room and Mama is reading. I don't know the book, just the sound of her voice and the way it rises and falls. She's falling asleep and her words are drawing out further and further. I'm … [Read more...] about A lifetime of reading books
The hallway of the maternity ward was empty. My shoes were squeaking against the waxed tile. My sister-in-law was in one of the first rooms. Her belly was round and she was calmly sitting, watching the monitor as a heartbeat jumped across it. A few minutes later another monitor located the second heartbeat. The twins were happily content to sit quiet in their mama's belly. It was evening, over … [Read more...] about Redemption is for all, even me.