new adventure!

Hey there, faithful Life-Into-Likeness followers! You are unlikely to find me in this place over the course of the year.  I’ve committed to a new project called EB 365.  The goal of the new blog is to chronicle our family’s life with EB thrown in the mix every day for a full year. I have …

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 her disease has done to our family life. I wish with every fiber …

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. They love me. 😉 There were no play gyms. No exercise equipment. No …

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 ago.  This writing is different – it comes from a place of wanting …

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 thinking about a full-time job? Honestly, the thought of working full-time hadn’t crossed my …

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 a bit.  You may not see much of your adoptive or fostering family …

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 you were waiting to be six.  But now, you’re here!  You’ve arrived.  You …

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 as I stepped onto the escalator; I tried to hold Julianne since escalators …

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 of people chewing.  I am deeply agitated by political posts on social media.  …