Adoption

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…

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…

sweetest joy

Every person who has ever advocated for the orphan knows all too well that there are days when it feels so utterly heartbreaking.  Children who literally wait for years for someone to come for them age out (become unadoptable).  Children who are very ill pass away in horrendous orphanages before knowing the love of a […] Read more…

answered prayers!

Hey, everyone! I hope you are all doing well.  I know that so many of you have been praying for this darling little boy and I wanted to share some awesome news with you. Sweet Clarence is coming home!  Praise God! He has a very special family working so hard to get through the paperwork as […] Read more…

real life

So anyway.  You know all those cute photos that I post here and on Facebook of my Terrific Trio posing all sweetly? The ones where they’re all looking at the camera and smiling? Yeah, it’s a science, I tell you. It can take one minute…or many minutes to get the perfect shot. We laugh and […] Read more…

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