What We Really Want to Be

On : 16 March, 2019 | Category : 2019 , Uncategorized

  Every year from December through the end of March, I feel like I can’t catch my breath. No matter how hard I try to keep our schedules manageable, it is just crazy! Jian’s wheelchair basketball season has been going SO well and is so fun to watch!  She practices 2 nights every week, and […]

A Reason For Our Hope

On : 16 March, 2017 | Category : 2017 , Uncategorized

We have been quite busy the past few weeks at our house. January and February were pretty quiet. I tried to keep any medical appointments limited to once per week to allow the other days for time spent with the girls.  Besides going to exercise and going to church, we have tried to stay at […]

Pre Op Appointment for the Left Knee

On : 6 June, 2016 | Category : 2016

As I think back over my younger years, I am always grateful when I recall a couple of male teachers that I had in middle school.  Despite a lot of negative things I was experiencing, they looked at me and saw someone who was smart and talented and had great potential for success.  They encouraged and inspired […]

Jian’s 10th Birthday (and an update from yesterday)

On : 26 March, 2015 | Category : 2015

Jian turned 10 years old on March 10, and I am just now having a chance to write about it.  Double digits!  She got a tent for Christmas and had been saying she wanted to do a camp-out for her birthday, but then decided she would just have a small party at our house like we did last […]

Jian’s First Birthday at Home

On : 25 March, 2014 | Category : 2014

Shortly after arriving home with Jian, she commented one night, “I have only ever had one birthday.”  She was referring to last year while we were waiting for travel approval when we sent a birthday package to her.  Before that, she didn’t even know when her birthday was.  Hearing her say that cut me to […]

First Beach Trip!

On : 30 September, 2013 | Category : Jian is home!

Jian and I have been planning to take Daniel to the beach for his birthday weekend for about a month, and she has been very excited.  When she first saw a picture of the beach, she said, “Big yo yong!”  (Yo yong means swim.)  She is not a very good secret-keeper, though.  I explained to […]