Blind Hope

I recently finished reading the book Blind Hope by Kim Meeder and Laurie Sacher.  It’s the story of Laurie and her dog Mia, the lives saved and friendships formed.  As I began to read the story – set on the Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch – I remembered hearing Kim interviewed by Dr. James Dobson.  When IContinue reading “Blind Hope”

Dear Birth Mother,

Dear Birth Mother, Our daughter recently celebrated a birthday.  As we celebrated, I wonder if you remember her and think about the day she was born?  Do you remember holding her as a newborn, smelling her head, counting her fingers and toes?  As  I think about our daughter now, I so wonder what that momentContinue reading “Dear Birth Mother,”

Dear Celebrate Recovery family,

Dear Celebrate Recovery family, Today, you celebrate your one-year anniversary of ministry in the community. I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for all you have, and will continue to mean to me. While I realize that I’m no longer an active part of worship and ministry with you, Celebrate Recovery willContinue reading “Dear Celebrate Recovery family,”

Friendship

Recently, Blue reminded me of this funny little poem by Shel Silverstein call Friendship: I’ve discovered a way to stay friends forever — There’s really nothing to it. I simply tell you what to do And you do it! For a “bossy northerner” like me (a loving title bestowed upon my by my southern friends),Continue reading “Friendship”

Adoption Story… Part 3

Part 1     Part 2 At some point after Blue arrived at our church and began to grow on me, there was a small fleeting voice that said “Maybe Blue is the one.”  I entertained the thought for a moment, but never said anything to Racer.  The thought came again, a few months later, but againContinue reading “Adoption Story… Part 3”

Adoption Story… Part 2

Read part one here. There is a couple in our church that I have a new love for.  You see, in May 2009, Blue came to live with the Fosters.  They are an older couple, well past their years of parenting teenagers, but God has given them a mission to open their home to teensContinue reading “Adoption Story… Part 2”

Adoption Story… Part 1

Yesterday was a big day for our family. We officially became a family of 6. In our hearts we have been a family of 6 since the end of July, but yesterday it was “official.” Blue’s adoption became final. Here’s the first part of our story… In the early fall – September I think –Continue reading “Adoption Story… Part 1”

Family Night

Lately, we’ve been trying to enjoy family nights when we can.  Doing something TOGETHER, as a family, when we all can be doing the same thing.  So many nights it seems that we are fractured – little kids playing, someone on the computer, another on the phone, another watching tv, someone else doing chores…  we’reContinue reading “Family Night”

The Joy of Paint, Glitter and Glue

It’s snow day #2 this week. Yesterday, as the snow was falling outside, Girlie, Professor and even Blue made Valentine Day boxes. You remember doing them as a kid… the shoe box with the hole in the top and decorated with an assortment of items (I was fond of aluminum foil and construction paper hearts). SinceContinue reading “The Joy of Paint, Glitter and Glue”