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September. {here lately}

Life is full. My heart is more than full. But I’m not going to lie–it is also really challenging (aka = hard) with so many littles right now. We are in a sweet, sweet season. Full of finding missing lovies (very high priority on our list), discovering baking soda and then Colgate removes stains from […]

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Chris - September 5, 2013 - 9:34 am

I tell friends they can write their name in the dust in my house, just not the date LOL.

Dawn - September 5, 2013 - 1:21 pm

LOVE THIS! SO very true!!!!
Praying for you! I used to feel so alone in all of this “transition etc” in my life, now I know because I see it in other’s blogs…..I am not alone and that really helps!

Laura - September 5, 2013 - 7:46 pm

Thanks for sharing. Life is hard. Parenting is hard. I love being a mom and am so thankful I have my children, but being a parent is hard work. My oldest is 20…it is still hard!

Jennifer - September 6, 2013 - 2:18 pm

Oh, that little stinker! 😉 Thank you for the reminder! That time for yourself thing is the one I struggle with the most.

Praying for a cure… {childhood cancer}

We had an eventful crazy summer–and there is just no way to write all that we had going on. But today–I was reminded of something I didn’t share…that I want to. I want to share to help those that don’t always get to leave with good news. After we brought Zeke home, we were having […]

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Sandi - September 3, 2013 - 2:35 am

Oh my heart is broken for this little one having to fight a battle no one should have to bear. Can’t wait to get the shirt & to share their story! Blessings will rain down on this family. My heart is also sad about your previous post regarding someone not being entirely kind about your kiddos’ adoption conversation (which was hilarious). Know this…Your blog teaches, inspires, helps, encourages, lifts others to bring them closer to God & leads them nearer to the path he intends. Light when it shines brightly may blind some who are not walking in light. Sounds weird but it is entirely true. God was convicting her heart of something & instead of looking within she struck out. It is not about you, but her own failings. Some people look for the worst in people & when they do not find it they create it. I’m thinking she is in need of prayer. I will be praying for her heart & for yours. I will pray for health for your family too! PS Not only have you filled your nest with precious little birdies (not full yet by the way) by following God’s call, but you have also assisted a veritable flock of others who are flying a little closer to God as a result of hearing your story! Keep flying & fighting the good fight!!! Isaiah 9:2

Happy 40th Anniversary to my sweet parents!

We have had ONE busy weekend! We celebrated P’s birthday Friday night, my niece’s birthday Saturday…and then we decided to surprise my parents with a little wedding fun renewing vows with ring pops as the grandkids put on a little wedding and reception for them. It was so sweet…and so fun! Here’s a little sneak […]

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Candy - August 26, 2013 - 11:15 am

This was beautiful.

Maureen - August 26, 2013 - 11:47 am

How beautiful! Your Dad is a wonderful singer and your parents are so special! What a wonderful example of a Godly marriage! Congratulations to them on their 40th wedding anniversary!

And the kids wedding ceremony was soooo precious! Just loved it! Thank you for sharing!

Jodi - August 27, 2013 - 7:50 am

Thanks for sharing. That was so sweet. Congrats to your parents. May the have many more.

Stacey - August 27, 2013 - 7:26 pm

That was awesome!!! I can’t believe how much you look like your dad in the wedding picture at the end of the video. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a resemblance as you two have, very neat!!!

Mindy Hoying - August 31, 2013 - 8:09 am

What a beautiful celebration of love!!!

Jennifer - September 6, 2013 - 2:36 pm

Oh my heart. What a precious family! Brought back Cosby show flashbacks!

Jennifer - September 6, 2013 - 2:42 pm

And Dancing In The Minefields is our song too. Next month will be our 14th anniversary. Your parents are an inspiration to those of us that were “too young.”

a gift…

Foster moms. I’m sitting here…pouring over page after page after page…of 2 years documented from my son’s nanny from the orphanage in China. This is not normal I know. Such a gift for me to have this. A treasure. Every milestone…every funny…every illness…every new mannerism–2 years this special caregiver–so much more than a care-giver…really “middle […]

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lynn - August 16, 2013 - 6:37 pm

How wonderful. Such a precious gift to have. Not sure if you can, have or have thought about…but can you send her just a note with a picture to show/say how he is doing and to think her for taking such amazing care of him before he could come home to you? Sounds like she loved him so much and sure she still does. Might rest her mind knowing. (but then again might open an old wound…not really sure but thinking might bring a smile).

lynn - August 16, 2013 - 6:39 pm

***thank her…not think her

Frances - August 16, 2013 - 9:50 pm

Thank you friend…from the middle moms. It is not an easy journey, but such a beautiful
one. The Lord has led us to THREE of our children through the journey from foster care to adoption. And truly…I count it a treasure to have known and traveled with their birth families for years. It is a grace-filled, sacred place and we are grateful to be along for the ride of a lifetime with our Father!

No matter whether you put biological, birth, adoptive or foster in front…at our hearts…we are MOMS!

admin - August 16, 2013 - 9:55 pm

Lynn–I just had to share that I got to MEET his special nanny in PERSON while I was there! Such a treasure! We have been sending over pictures–and the staff there has shared what a delight it is to receive them! THANKFUL! Oh how LOVED our sweet one is!

Michelle Lafayette - August 18, 2013 - 8:38 pm

What a beautiful post! How lucky your on was to have this amazing woman in his life!

Jeni - August 19, 2013 - 9:50 pm

As a foster mom, I love this :). I love that he was ready to love you because she loved him. It encourages me to keep on keepin’ on even when it is so hard.