I’m a mess about 95% of the time. I get angry really easily. I truly and with a deep and abiding passion HATE the disease my daughter has to live with. I truly and with a deep and abiding passion HATE what… Read More

We went on a little nature walk today. Truth be told, I was tired of being inside and FYI – video games drive me insane. So, on this last day of Christmas break, we cheerfully adventured I forced my cherubs into the out-of-doors…. Read More

Saying Yes to Giving Grace

**It was a privilege to be able to share this part of our adoption journey.  Some times when I write I write to process information in my own head and heart.  This time, the processing has been completed, and completed a while… Read More

About this time last year, I was in discussions with the principal at the school my children attend.  The discussion revolved around the potential need to add another 2nd grade class during the 2017-2018 school year, and would I be interested in… Read More

Another holiday is upon us, and though this is the ONE day of the year our family values and celebrates more than others because of the sheer impact it makes on our Jesus-loving hearts, it’s still a holiday.  And we still struggle… Read More

Today?  Today we celebrate the fact that you are now SIX!!! You waited a long time to be six, my girl.  It seemed like a much longer wait that the norm, probably because your older brother was six during the whole year… Read More

Yesterday was the anniversary of the day we arrived home with our newest daughter. I will never ever forget the emotion flooding through me as we de-planed and walked down the hall to the escalator.  I will never forget the light-headed feeling… Read More

I’ve got pet peeves.  Everyone does, right.  That ONE thing (or multiple things?) that get under your skin and irritates you more than anything else in the world. My personal list of pet peeves is embarrassingly long.  I cannot stand the sound… Read More

In my house, I am the puller-of-teeth.  Something about it gives Hubs the eeby-jeebies and he just cannot handle it.  I, on the other hand, posses the necessary personality traits to get ‘er done… namely, the ability to keep on yanking when… Read More