On : 22 August, 2020 | Category : 2020

  During the last quarter of 2019, I started to feel a build up inside of myself. I started explaining to Daniel that I thought something really big was about to happen. I felt like we had been fighting our way through quicksand for years, and that we were about to see some kind of […]

Light in the Darkness

On : 6 July, 2020 | Category : 2020

  This 4th of July weekend we were visiting my mom in Tennessee. One morning I went to take my shower and get ready for the day, in her bathroom which does not contain any windows. Unexpectedly, the power went off throughout the house. There was zero light in that bathroom, and all I could […]

Back To Normal

On : 19 April, 2020 | Category : 2020

  Before our adoptions, part of our education process was learning about cocooning. Put yourself in the shoes of a child who, for 8 years, has only known the four walls that surround her. Being removed from that environment by strangers, put on a big airplane, flown across the world to a place where no […]

Help in times of trouble

On : 2 April, 2020 | Category : 2020

  The world slowly began to hear about it. News snippets on tv. Terrible things happening in a country half way across the globe.   Hmmm…that’s kinda sad…   Click the remote, hurry out the door. Go to work, plan a trip, meet a friend for coffee.   There are people dying. This is extremely […]

Defend The Fatherless

On : 20 February, 2020 | Category : 2020

  One of my favorite things in the whole world to watch is Jian playing defense. Something comes alive in her when she rolls out onto the court, and as a result, something comes alive inside of me too. Watching her “turn it on” and push as quickly as she can with singular focus is […]