the cost

I once read somewhere that if you want to have your life turned upside down and inside out, go and adopt a child. I guess in many ways, it’s true.  Adoption is stretching and challenging and it’s messy.  It’s one of those things that will cause us to look inwardly and examine every motive of […] Read more…

making healthy choices

After sharing my journey to a healthier, stronger, fitter me last week, a few friends reached out to ask me about my diet and the things that I feed my family.  I have shared a little about how I shop for food here.  I know that diet and healthy choices are something that we all […] Read more…

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…

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