Tag: adoption

oh, my heart…

I need some help, friends.  Like, big time help. Not so long ago, I saw this little cherub’s face pop onto my computer screen. And just like that, a piece of my heart was gone. Stolen. Just. Like. That. I’ve seen many… Read More


If I could hashtag my thoughts right now, this is what it would be. We are quickly approaching the our One Year mark with Julianne, and I can’t help but reminisce a bit  a lot. I find myself thinking about what her… Read More

one word?

The past few years, it has been a *thing* amongst people I know to not have a resolution for the new year.  Rather, a WORD is carefully thought about and claimed as the word they want to be about in the upcoming… Read More

It’s not my party {so I’ll cry}

I’m torn, y’all. Torn between the past I know my daughter has, and wanting to pretend that the past doesn’t exist in that way.  It’s a tough thing for a girl who loves history; I majored in it and taught it… it’s… Read More

Let. It. Go.

Last week?  We went to Disney World! Yes.  We did. We went to Disney World with 2 adults, 4 children, and fairly low expectations. It. Was. Fun. Lots of fun! Really! I wondered if we were a tad crazy to take our… Read More

a gift for myself

It has been 21 days since last you heard from me!  It’s a little difficult to believe that so much time has gone by; it really feels like much less time than that. In these past 21 days, lots has happened. Julianne… Read More

growing and *cough cough* stretching

I’m a bit of a loner when it comes to feeling poorly.  I’ve never been one of those people who liked having someone holding my hair back when I puked, you know?  Just let me get over this.  On my own. Julianne… Read More

then & now {EB Awareness Week/Orphan Sunday is coming… get ready!}

Yesterday we had Julianne’s 9-months-home pictures done.  True, it hasn’t been quite 9 months since we landed home-sweet-home on Texas soil, but… close enough, right? Got to thinking yesterday afternoon that it was the 9 month marker of one of the days… Read More

when prayers are answered {EB Awareness Week}

This summer I wrote a post for No Hands But Ours where I shared my thoughts about being a Prayer Mama. The first little one who made me a prayer mama flashed on a computer screen in front of my eyes before… Read More

EB Awareness Week!

Today is the kick-off of EB Awareness Week. If you’ve read my blog for a while, you know what EB is. If you’re fresh to the awesomeness found in this corner of the internet, you’re about to find out what it is!… Read More