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…

worth it all

It was April 2012. Our lives were so busy and so blessed. The Lord had given us so much more than we could ever have dreamed possible in our married life. Truth is, our lives had turned out nothing like the plans we had. The ‘I want two children, a nice home, a successful career, […] 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…

why do you want her?

Seven years ago, after being in Ukraine for many weeks, I finally walked out of the orphanage with two very loved and treasured little girls in my arms. Harper (left, in the photo) was just a baby and loved nothing more than to be loved and cuddled.  She could not get enough of the hugs […] Read more…

catching up

I know that many of you follow along on Facebook and have kept up to date with our family there over the past few months.  Thank you for journeying with me.  For those of you who don’t and have written to ask me for updates and photos, this is for you.  I thought I would share […] Read more…

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