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One year ago…

One year ago–on September 30, 2012…I sat down in the very chair I’m sitting in. It was late. And I was praying for children across the world. As I was scrolling down praying, I saw a picture of my son for the very first time. Full of pink. Full of preciousness. And my heart–oh I […]

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Rory - September 27, 2013 - 2:16 am

Love this story and the beautiful one God is continuing to write for your family. Sweet dreams mama!

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.”