adoption papers

This was tough-and even harder to write about. It was the first week of March 2020. We had just received news of the stay at home order, because of Covid, when I received a copy of the adoption papers I had requested from the adoption agency. Why did I want to see these documents? IContinue reading “adoption papers”

upcoming visit

I’m so excited for another visit with my daughter! We have actually seen all the kids at one time or another this past couple of months. We even went to Arizona for a week to visit our middle. 5 out of 7 have moved just in the past year, including the youngest who shares anContinue reading “upcoming visit”

two years

Two years. It’s not an extremely long time to get to know another person really, especially when you live three hours apart. Although, when I think about it, I guess it’s plenty of time to get to know someone’s heart even if you don’t know all the details of their life. I truly feel likeContinue reading “two years”

instagram

I have had an Instagram account for about 8 years. What started out as a maybe a simplified version of my Facebook has become an outlet for my creative side. Photography has become a much more serious hobby and I enjoy sharing photographs of the things I love and that I’m passionate about. And surprisingly,Continue reading “instagram”

the race, part 1

While doing my three miles today, I couldn’t help but think of all the parallels this physical “race” has to the Christian life. As I am “running”(jogging/walking) through the mountains and valleys (inclines, gravel driveway, old body) I see and feel the obstacles in my path (loose rocks, Elsa-my way too active Labrador retriever, asthma,Continue reading “the race, part 1”

the race, part 2

As I do my walk/occasional run this morning, God is showing me that in this race I need to remember how much I need Him. Even as we strive for excellence in our walk with Christ, sometimes we need to just lean into Him and enjoy His sweet fellowship. Sometimes it’s not how fast andContinue reading “the race, part 2”

birth mother grief

One morning just a few days after my husband and I met my daughter’s adoptive parents, I found myself wondering why I was so extremely sad. I was crying for no reason. Yes, the prior weekend had been an emotional roller coaster- meeting the couple who had raised my daughter. I was still processing allContinue reading “birth mother grief”

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