just keep showing up

If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.  ~~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  This week I had a conversation with another mom who is struggling with the all-too-familiar endless battle of finding a healthy balance […] Read more…

one size doesn’t fit all

Nine years ago, Anthony and I, with six-year-old Hannah-Claire and four-year-old Cade in tow, flew to China to bring our new daughter home.  As many of you know, Haven had previously been adopted but sadly, the adoption didn’t work out and she never left China. For two more years, Haven waited for another family to […] Read more…

nothing is wasted

After sharing Cade and Hannah-Claire’s story last week, a friend reached out to me on Facebook and asked a question that, I suppose, a few people may wonder about as they read the journey God took us on all those years ago. Why?  Why would God give me (or anyone, really) a promise and then […] Read more…

his promise fulfilled

“I prayed for this child and the LORD has granted me the desire of my heart.”  ~~ 1 Samuel 1:27 Exactly fourteen years ago, the Lord gave me a promise. The gift of a daughter. He named her. “Hannah-Claire.” Soon after, we conceived our third child. Thirteen years ago on August 30th, we were blessed […] Read more…

on earth as it is in heaven

For fifteen years, her Heavenly Father held her tightly in an orphanage on the other side of the world. And then He gave her an earthly dad.  One who would hold her, get so close to where she could recognize his face through her blurred vision, and pour out such sacrificial, extravagant, wholehearted love day […] Read more…

gifts from above

In our home we celebrate each and every milestone that our precious children reach. The big ones. And the small ones, too. We rejoice when our children exceed all expectations. We rejoice when they try new things and come so close to getting it right. We rejoice when they never give up. And we rejoice […] Read more…

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