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They Are Not Mine

It was on a Tuesday, just a few days past marking she’d reached 4 months. Four months is a big milestone.  It means she is on her own.  The good antibodies passed down from her birth mother have now run their course.  The antibodies she had picked up from me …

Let’s Call it Grace

What a beautiful thing to have friends.  To have people that are not only knee-deep in your shoes….they are potentially drowning in your shoes.  Because they get it.  They are there.  Or were.  Or are slowly making their way out of it…or into it. I’m pretty sure this chapter in …

Still Good

I don’t talk southern. But, I’m going to make an exception. Ya’ll.  This is hard. I might be the only southerner to …

5 Easy Steps to Bonding

On my birthday weekend, a dear friend came over to help me paint Zora’s room.  It was a nasty green color and …

The Date

There are only a handful of people that know about *the date.* A handful of people that know the full picture of …

Transformed

These past weeks….what a whirlwind of emotions.  All the feelings that have gone into these last 2 1/2 years seemed to be …

Increase

Yesterday marked two years since we had announced we’d be adopting from Lesotho.  I read the old blog and it talked of …

Weaning off My Plans

First, this post is written for the women that are following this journey. Second, this might not resonate with all of my dear …

Trust Beyond

This past Thursday and Friday I had the incredible opportunity to be a part of the Christian Alliance for Orphans Summit (CAFO), …

Not for a Moment

I know of at least one of my friends that this will resonate so deeply with….and she probably knows exactly what is …