We have this tradition of taking the kids out for their birthday lunch each year. They pick the place (we draw the line at Chuck E Cheese) and each child gets to have some 2 on 1 time. No other kids allowed. A few days ago we took our big boy 6 year old … Continue reading The Bad Tooth Fairy
I have spent the week reminiscing what we were doing a year ago. Reflecting back, it was one of the most-if not THE most- miraculous time in my life to fly all the way to Nanning, China to embrace a new son. A son who we chose, and who we felt God leading us to … Continue reading One Year, Baby!
We have spent the past 6 weeks in particular hoping and praying for My father-in-law, Jimmy, to make a turn towards what we think is "good." Researching. Praying. Hoping. We know what we have wanted and also trust in a God that sees the whole story even though it hurts. I am here, Saturday … Continue reading Time is Standing Still
Blake and I hardly have any cattle skills, but our family is getting a little education on them as our friends are using the property to let a herd of cows and their calves graze the fresh spring grass. Blake wasn't home yet, but the children and I were able to help move the cattle from … Continue reading It’s Spring on the Farm
There are two reasons that our Easter was a different "sort of one." First, this is our first Easter to have Theodore, our adopted child from China! Which makes all of us want to shout, "hallelujah!" It brought me much joy to wake up and think how grateful I am to have him "home" with … Continue reading A Different Sort of Easter
The blog title words are the words I heard loud and clear as I sat in ICU this Monday morning with my dear mother-in-law, Becky as we looked at my precious father in-law with tubes, masks, and beeping noises from machines that we all wish would just go away and Mr. Jimmy would be able … Continue reading “You’re a Giant of a Man”
"Mama, I need help with gluing these shapes down," says child #4. A few seconds later... "Mama, I need help please," a little louder says child #4. Several seconds later..... "MAMA, are you hearing me? I need some help," officially frustrated speaks child #4. I am about 20 feet away washing dishes and hear only … Continue reading Face Time