November Thankfulness

November is a time when so many people really think about being thankful.  Thankful for what they have, thankful for family, thankful for friends, thankful for health.  I’ve heard of families who put up a “thankful tree” each year where everyday, the family members decorate a leaf with what they are thankful for and byContinue reading “November Thankfulness”

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,”

New Goals for Fall

A lot is changing in my life right now.  We’ve moved to a whole new place, we have a new baby coming, I’m currently a stay-at-home mom again, and God is knitting our family together in ways  that I’m watching in awe and disbelief and wonder.  And, it’s beginning to look a lot like FallContinue reading “New Goals for Fall”

Teach Them to Your Children

Last night and today I’ve been thinking about how we pass our faith onto our children.  I was a part of a message board discussion started by a professed “non-believer.”  The question posed was aimed at Atheists/Agnostics and asked how to answer God questions that arise from children.  I weighed in on the discussion, notContinue reading “Teach Them to Your Children”

What Happened to Summer?

I’m sitting here, listening to the sound of the shower as kids prepare for school tomorrow.  The little ones are in bed.  Racer is around somewhere.  And our family has spent zero time together today.  Where did summer go? Now that school has started, our “schedules” are getting into full swing.  Mornings are hectic gettingContinue reading “What Happened to Summer?”

The New Mommy

Hi.  I’m the New Mommy.  No, I’m not A new mommy, I’m THE New Mommy.  You know the one.  You don’t know or remember my name, I don’t have the right school sticker on my car, my toddler is forward-facing in the car seat, I’m looking around for the bathrooms because my preschooler didn’t goContinue reading “The New Mommy”

A Day in the Life

My days right now, look nothing like I thought they might when I was growing up.  My days are full, yet I often feel like I don’t get much accomplished.  Raising 4 kids while pregnant is hard.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids to pieces, but it’s hard work.  So, in an effortContinue reading “A Day in the Life”

Adoption Story… part 6

Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5 The road to finalizing the adoption was longer than we anticipated.  In all reality, it wasn’t that long.  After Blue had been with us about 3 months it was time to move forward.  From the point that the workers began to move toward adoption (asContinue reading “Adoption Story… part 6”

Adoption Story… part 5

Part1  Part 2  Part3  Part 4 It was time – time to tell Blue about “our plans.”  Racer and I were nervous.  We didn’t know what she’d say.  We didn’t know if she’d want to be a part of our family.  We didn’t know how she’d respond.  The morning started out with a meeting ofContinue reading “Adoption Story… part 5”