9 11, 2015

A girl, an officer, a birth mom

By | 2017-05-19T11:11:30+00:00 November 9th, 2015|Our Adoption|7 Comments

Days go by and it seems not much changes, but when I look back at where we are today compared with the last time I posted I see that the days build something more than I see in the midst of one. I have moved out of the Ronald McDonald house and now stay with [...]

23 10, 2015

In tribute to the village…

By | 2017-05-19T11:11:31+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|Our Adoption|1 Comment

"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 [...]

20 10, 2015

Thank You, for life.

By | 2017-05-19T11:11:32+00:00 October 20th, 2015|Our Adoption|1 Comment

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. [...]

16 10, 2015

A silver lining in prematurity

By | 2017-05-19T11:11:33+00:00 October 16th, 2015|Our Adoption|3 Comments

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 [...]

15 10, 2015

Grace, grace, grace.

By | 2017-05-19T11:11:34+00:00 October 15th, 2015|Our Adoption|2 Comments

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 [...]

11 10, 2015

An astounding turn of events…

By | 2017-05-19T11:11:35+00:00 October 11th, 2015|Our Adoption|7 Comments

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 [...]

17 09, 2015

A new rhythm…

By | 2015-09-17T23:11:33+00:00 September 17th, 2015|Our Adoption|1 Comment

I ran into a friend while out and about and she asked how I was doing with "the adoption stuff". The previous week had been difficult, with the hope of a potential match not brought to fruition. There are two sides of the coin of emotion: intense longing to be a mom (and dad) and [...]

9 08, 2015

Giving and waiting

By | 2017-05-19T11:11:36+00:00 August 9th, 2015|Our Adoption|0 Comments

Some big steps have taken place since the last update.  In the last two months, we completed our home study, created our profile books, and become "active" with a couple agencies.  What this means is that we are officially in the waiting stage, anticipating getting a call and hearing that a birth mom has selected [...]

3 06, 2015

Redirection on the journey

By | 2017-05-19T11:11:37+00:00 June 3rd, 2015|Our Adoption|0 Comments

They say adoption is a journey. It's not a straight route, and we aren't really able to predict what comes next. But it's precious when many come alongside and sacrifice so that the journey is a little bit easier. It's always great when someone can say they've been there before (and really have) and give [...]

12 05, 2015

Steps in the Journey

By | 2017-05-19T11:11:38+00:00 May 12th, 2015|Our Adoption|0 Comments

As both of us work with at-risk populations in our city, we have seen regularly the brokenness right around us. I think the Lord has let the darkness we're surrounded by soften our hearts for the “least of these”, who are often times children. When we said “yes” to adoption, there was a definite draw [...]