Tag: post adoption thoughts

it’s a good Friday

March 14th – 18th was Spring Break. Then a few days back to a more normal routine. Then a three-and-a-half day weekend. I’m not going to lie.  When I first saw that this long weekend was right on the heels of Spring Break, I wanted to cry. Spring Break was HARD.  We had fun, and …

from the top of the hill

Wednesday.  Middle of the week.  Feels like I’ve trudged up the hill to this point, and now I can look down toward Friday and breathe a sigh of relief. Not every day is good. Not every day is hard. But every day is definitely good-and-hard. Today has been a roller coaster of behavior.  Some heartwarming …

Ever Be

Your love is devoted like a ring of solid gold Like a vow that is tested like a covenant of old Your love is enduring through the winter rain And beyond the horizon with mercy for today Faithful You have been and faithful you will be You pledge yourself to me and it’s why I …

EB & expectations

Recently all four kids were out playing in the front yard, and riding bikes in the cul-de-sac.  We moved to this house in the middle of last year, and the bigger yard and bike-riding space has been a gift for my outdoors-loving children. It’s also that season where spring sports are in full swing, and …

disarming kindness

It’s time. The time has arrived to start making short outings a part of our days.  Maybe not EVERY day, but it has to happen.  Outings are needed, but they aren’t easy.  Often times, being in a new environment makes the rest of the day a little more challenging.  Slowly they will start to be …