Special Needs

more alike than different

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. What a precious GIFT from heaven these three are to our family! We get asked so many questions about raising these most amazing blessings. Are they always happy, as some believe? Nope! Like all children, they have their good days and their tough days. They experience all of the […] Read more…

for ever and ever

Several years ago, soon after bringing Hailee and Harper home from Ukraine, I shared my heart here on a topic that many, many people ask us about. In fact, it’s often one of the first things that people ask me as they get to know our family. I understand!  It’s a big issue. “What will […] 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…

Less of Me

Every now and then I read something that kicks me in the bee-hind, stirs my heart and brings me to my knees. This week my bloggy friend Sarah posted a quote on her blog. Goodness—it hit the spot with me—that place that only God can move me. Sometimes I’d like to ask God why he […] Read more…

Beautiful

When I stand before Godat the end of my life,I would have not a single bit of talent left.And I would say;“I used everything You gave me” ~~Erma Bombeck Read more…

Another quote I love

“Two roads diverged in the middle of my life,I heard a wise man sayI took the road less traveled byAnd that’s made the difference every night and every day” Larry Norman I pray that I never take the easy road! Read more…