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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day.   I cherish this day, not for being celebrated, but for the fact that I ‘get’ to be celebrated. I don’t need the presents, or the attention, or the special meal (although I’ll certainly take them along with all the extra hugs and affections!).   The honor and blessing of being a mom …

Sharing

We chose to share.   A lot of adoptive families do not share their journey and open their lives up for the public to view.  They have some good and valid reasons for doing so and I completely respect them for that decision.   I, however, always knew we would share for a slew of …

Outrageously Grateful

A few weeks ago we were watching church on-line and Levi Lusko, talking about man landing on the moon, said these words,  “when a whole lot of people collectively pursue an outrageous mission.” It struck me then how much I related to what he had just said.  To us, not that long ago (and sometimes …

Unsettled

Our little spitfire came into the living room about a week or so ago, clearly furious.  Pinched eyebrows, pursed lips, little clenched fists – straight mad. She stomped her foot on the ground and said, “I want to see little brother!!” Me too baby girl, me too.   I have no idea where this outburst …

You too…

Over the last several weeks M and I have been hearing from various people how courageous we are for taking on this adoption. M warned me after she went to the doctor that we needed to make sure we were being humble throughout this process. It would be very easy to hear someone tell you …

Patience

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.  -Romans 12:12 I’ve realized over the past two months that my patience has varying limits for different things.  I always thought I was pretty patient, and for most things, I still think I am.   ~Waiting in line at Walmart ~Waiting for Josie to stop …

Pray. Wait. Trust.

Last Friday felt like such an important day.   We worked out all our confusion on the application to adopt our little guy, got our documents notarized, and submitted them to our agency.  Those documents then went to the adoption agency in our boy’s country and will be presented to the government.  So now we …

Purposeful and Steady

It has been quite amazing how things have so quickly turned from ‘planning for our adoption’ to ‘we are adopting’. I’m so thankful for all the work and preparations we made ahead of time because already I am finding myself unable to sleep with all that is swirling in my head. To recap where we …

Stubborn

I believe that God totally, absolutely, intentionally give us more than we can handle.  Because this is when we surrender to Him and He takes over, proving Himself by doing the impossible in or lives.”   – Katie Davis Majors, Kisses from Katie January 5, 2021 You know, I’ve always harbored the hope that someday, …

Opposite

“When this adoption is over we’re getting a truck!” That was the statement D made as we drug, branch by branch, the remnants of the newly sawed down tree into the burn pile.   At first those words come off as almost bitter, to someone who doesn’t know him, they likely would.  But knowing my …

Unrelated

Typically I try to make these blog posts somewhat cohesive, attempting to connect my spastic thinking into something that I can share in a way that makes sense.   This is not one of those times and I’m sorry.  This time, if you choose to keep reading, you’re getting my jumbled mess of thoughts and …

New ✔️’s

It’s been a minute since I’ve given you all an update of where we are on our progress, but little by little, even in the midst of a pandemic, we are checking items off our list. I first posted this specific checklist last November, so if you’ve been keeping track of our (tentative) timeline, we’re …

Strangely Beautiful

Do you ever just sit back, contemplating the days you just lived through, and marvel at how strangely beautiful and completely ironic life can be? Like the way exceptionally different emotions can come at you, one after another, or all at once.  How sadness mixes with joy, and feelings of loss remain while you’re filled …

10%

Hey there! Devin here, just had something on my heart that I wanted to write a blog post about. Hope you enjoy it. 10% of something does not seem like a lot when you think about it. Let’s say you have 10 cookies and I asked you to give me 1 of them. You might …

Weird

I don’t really know how to start this post but just to say, my goodness, things are WEIRD!  And for those of you walking along side us on this WEIRD journey, we are more than thankful.  It honestly baffles me. There is SO VERY much unknown right now, and yet we keep working with zero …

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