Monthly Archives: October 2015

In tribute to the village…

By | 2017-05-19T11:11:31+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|Our Adoption|

"It takes a village to raise a child..." So the saying goes. I have been a mother for only two weeks, and I've known this to be true ever since we started trying to grow our family. To best communicate what I intend to share regarding my village, I must first relay a story. A [...]

Thank You, for life.

By | 2017-05-19T11:11:32+00:00 October 20th, 2015|Our Adoption|

When little feels in my control or comfortable or predictable, I rely on little routines for a sense of footing. For my family and friends, my morning routine at home is no secret or surprise: wake, brush my teeth, make a cup of tea (or two) and sit in "my" chair, and read. Every day. [...]

A silver lining in prematurity

By | 2017-05-19T11:11:33+00:00 October 16th, 2015|Our Adoption|

By my observation, there is something in the human spirit that longs to create and be a part of building things that last longer than the self. The Image we were created in, perhaps. I see it all over. I see it in my husband gardening, spending daily time in dirt, doing things I don't [...]

Grace, grace, grace.

By | 2017-05-19T11:11:34+00:00 October 15th, 2015|Our Adoption|

Today, I'm taking the time to slow down and update you all for three reasons: I need to slow down. I need to send out an echo of what I'm hearing and seeing. As many, many of you are on this adventure with us, I need to keep you up to date on details. Eden [...]

An astounding turn of events…

By | 2017-05-19T11:11:35+00:00 October 11th, 2015|Our Adoption|

It amazes me that the day I wrote the last post, the little one I now call my daughter was already one week old. For her and for us, much has happened to bring us together. This is the reason for this post. A little girl was born on September 7th to a woman who [...]