Tuesday was Little Man’s first birthday. Keith had planned to take the day off so we could go to the local children’s museum. Then we were going to take dinner and cupcakes over to a friend’s house, because she and her girls cannot attend his big birthday bash on Saturday. The day dawned yucky. Lots… Continue reading Our Adoption Reopens (Subtitled "Adoption is Hard")
Scene: Sunday at Church Setting: On a bench in the entryway/breezeway Characters: Me, Little Man, Older Lady Older Lady: He’s so handsome! Little Man: cheesy grin Me: Thank you! We are certainly blessed! Older Lady: Does he take after his father? Me: Yup! Stunned silence. My brain just toally froze up. The Older Lady looked… Continue reading Awkward Adoption Moment #1
I hesitate to post this, because I know people will judge me. But I want to help people, so I hope someone out there find this helpful. I’m normal!! At least, that’s what this book showed me. As you know from reading, I have really been struggling. Not so much with being a mommy (I… Continue reading Book Review: The Post-Adoption Blues
Saturday and Sunday were by far the most difficult days so far, especially those nights. Saturday my mom (grandma!) came over for a few hours so I could get some sleep and Keith could run some errands and do some fix-it-up type stuff around the house. So my mom held Little Man for like 3… Continue reading Adoption? Or Parenting?
Spring, 2003 – In premarital counseling, we independently decide that if we can’t conceive we will adopt. May, 2003 – Married! February, 2004 – Stop trying to actively prevent pregnancy and expect to get pregnant soon. After all, we want a big family! August, 2004 – I get vertigo but think it’s pregnancy. It’s not.… Continue reading Our Adoption Journey Timeline
This summer has been…hard. And every time I sat down to write, bitterness poured out of my fingertips.
My hope must rest in Christ, and in understanding that praying does not equal receiving.
If you are the woman in the household, your God-given task is to manage your household. And your household then becomes the city on the hill, the light to the dark world.
There is great value in children being able to find answers on their own, and in owning their own faith.
I have really enjoyed writing this year, and I hope God allows me to continue into 2017!! All glory to God 🙂