Bracing Ourselves

On : 11 October, 2016 | Category : 2016

  As you know, we have been working in overdrive to try to get Faith home as quickly as possible. But so many good things are going on with Jian, I wanted to take the time to give an update on her.  For a good three months we have been focusing heavily on her range […]

Dear Faith, You Are Loved!

On : 8 October, 2016 | Category : 2016

  My sweet Faith,   You are loved! Did you hear me?  You are so loved, little girl!  This week we had a fundraiser to help bring you home.  You would not believe all of the people who came and helped and worked so hard for this event.   Once you get home and get […]

Let Your Faith Be Bigger Than Your Fear

On : 6 September, 2016 | Category : 2016

  “We have always wanted to adopt, but we don’t think we could afford it.”   I cannot tell you how many times someone has made this statement to me. And every time, with sincerity and full assurance of faith, I respond the same way:   “Well, if that really is the only reason holding […]

What’s In A Name?

On : 31 August, 2016 | Category : 2016

As an occupational therapist, I spend a lot of time teaching compensatory, or adaptive, techniques. It is a way of showing a patient how to accomplish a task that may be different than the way they have done it in the past or different than another person would do it.  When they have a goal […]

I Met A Girl

On : 28 August, 2016 | Category : 2016

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5   I was asked to memorize this scripture as a teenager. At the time, it was honestly just a group of words that I could recite, […]

Starting Our Summer Break

On : 9 August, 2016 | Category : Uncategorized

We were so excited to receive the great news in Baltimore a couple of weeks ago! When we got home, Jian had a 3 hour physical therapy appointment scheduled in Birmingham.  She was re-evaluated based on her current level of function, and we established new goals for her.  We went back again last week for […]

Come And See What The Lord Has Done

On : 27 July, 2016 | Category : 2016

  Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth! Sing out the honor of His name; Make His praise glorious. Say to God, “How awesome are Your works!”   We have had a great month at home, staying very low key and just healing. Jian has gotten out of the house only a couple […]

Dear Younger Me: It’s Your Wedding Day!

On : 11 July, 2016 | Category : How this all came about

  Dear Younger Me,   Look at you!  You are absolutely glowing!  You are so excited that this day has arrived, you can hardly believe it is happening.  This man you are about to marry seems too good to be true.  He is exactly what you have been praying for, and then some.  He puts […]

Paleo With Chopsticks

On : 5 July, 2016 | Category : How this all came about

Welcome to our updated blog!  If you have just discovered the blog or have enjoyed it for a while and want to share it with a friend, I thought this explanation of who we are and why we do the blog might be helpful.   I am Stacie, the Paleo half.  Paleo is a lifestyle that focuses on eating  foods such […]

Going Home!

On : 22 June, 2016 | Category : 2016

For the past 3 weeks I haven’t really been able to leave the hospital or house where we are staying very much.  I have been trying to do workouts in our little room, and one thing I started was RomWod.  It is similar to yoga, but it asks you to hold each pose for 3-4 […]