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Parenting. Eeek. We hear that word…and the next thing I think about is the phrase: good parenting. Then I think of: effective parenting. What is one of the first things that comes to mind when you think about being a good, effective parent? We all have our mommy blogs we go to for inspiration on parenting. […]

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Melissa DeBardeleben - November 8, 2009 - 2:25 pm

Wow! Great post! I needed to hear this. I feel like Dee and I are really starting to work things out too!

Heather Wamble - November 8, 2009 - 3:33 pm

You are such an encouragement to me, and I'm so thankful for you!
I feel like we're both in the same boat! I've struggled so much with balancing my photography business & being the wife/mommy I'm called to be for the past three years since we stepped out in faith to this new path. And of course, I try to get my act together, and it doesn't work! It's because only HE can do it! 😉

Yesterday I was at our church Ladies' Retreat, and the sweet girl who spoke to us challenged us to let God lead, and see where he takes us. I have so much trouble staying out of God's way.

So, today, I'm refreshed, excited, encouraged by you, and can't wait to see where he leads us!!!

Are These Kids All Yours? - November 8, 2009 - 3:51 pm

AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!! We all have areas we need to work on to get our order right! Thank you for your post 🙂

3 of my favorite things about 3 of my favorite people…

I love… …that every day the minute Parker comes home from school—without fail or hesitation…he always does this He attends Fellowship Christian School…they don’t wear uniforms but require them to wear collar shirts. Parker and collar shirts don’t mix. So–first things always first the minute he walks in the door. He insists he can jump […]

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Aaron & Whitney Pratt (A&W) - November 7, 2009 - 12:46 pm

sweet little post!!

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Kim - November 8, 2009 - 1:07 am

Love your new look! Precious photos about your precious three!
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,

Katie - November 8, 2009 - 12:15 pm

Your blog looks great & your children are precious! My Riley (8 years old) does the exact same thing with his shirt when he gets home from school! Those collars cramp their style :). I'm praying for you guys and that sweet baby waiting to come home!

My REALLY good…exciting…better than a movie news!!!

OK–I did not, have not and probably will not hear from AGCI today whether our home study was approved yet or not. I’m constantly reminded that the Lord is in control and He is the one carefully putting us in line where He needs us to be. He reminds me. Friends remind me. Me reminds […]

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Are These Kids All Yours? - November 5, 2009 - 9:07 am

Praising God with you!!!! How AMAZING!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love to hear that God is moving in someone's heart- and there will be one less orphan….now we just need to find a few million more (or 140million or so more) and heal our world!!! Yeah!!!

Heidi Armstrong - November 5, 2009 - 11:46 am

I'm so excited for you and I'm sure it will be so fun to have your dear friend to walk this journey of a lifetime with. I have been following your blog since the beginning .. I just LOVE your writing .. it's just straight from your heart and so captivating. We just sent in our Dossier last Friday. You too will get there before you know it.. just like you said it's all in God's timing. I'm praying for you. Here our blog address..

Melissa DeBardeleben - November 5, 2009 - 12:38 pm

We are excited to be joining this journey with you! Thanks for all your kind words!

angie - November 5, 2009 - 8:22 pm

small world again! joe knows dee! joe's little bro, tim, and dee are friends! i knew the last name sounded familiar so i was asking joe how we might know them!

so crazy 🙂

Kim - November 6, 2009 - 6:49 am

what great news!

Kristi J - November 7, 2009 - 11:22 pm

yayyyyyyyyy…it is just the beginning for you…God is going to blow your mind 🙂 WAy to go…one less orphan BECAUSE you guys said YES!!! kj

Our weekend in Tennessee…

We took off for Tennessee to see cousin Tom play in his LAST high school football game. It RAINED…they still played…so Rich took the older two while I stayed back with baby. We didn’t want a sick lobster for Halloween. Yes, he was a lobster. Yes, he is a boy. Yes, he’s wearing tights. (All […]

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Kim - November 2, 2009 - 5:20 am

Is it okay to be totally jealous?
Just kidding.
So glad you got to meet and enjoy the friends I miss so dearly!
The Halloween photos are precious too!
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,

Jenn - November 2, 2009 - 11:56 am

So jealous…in a good kind of way…sort of 🙂 WISH we could have been there…it looks like a WONDERFUL weekend!


Peter & Amy - November 2, 2009 - 5:43 pm

Looks like an awesome halloween. I don't think you should worry about the 5-7 business days. That is what they told us and it only took them 2 days to review the home study last week so I bet you should get news very soon! Let us know 🙂