Surrender

On : 10 August, 2019 | Category : 2019

  When I first started CrossFit, I would literally go into a panic any day that I walked into the gym and saw barbells on the floor.  I had always worked out in some capacity, but never with barbells. I think the heaviest dumb bells I had ever used were maybe 12 pounds. As I […]

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 […]

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, […]

Calming the Storm

On : 8 June, 2016 | Category : 2016

Jian has been very calm about her second surgery as it has been approaching. She has also begun a habit of reading in bed every night for a few minutes in order to wind down and fall asleep.  Last night, she tossed and turned, repositioned her cast, read a book, watched cartoons, and repeated this […]

Working on Posture

On : 6 July, 2014 | Category : 2014

The past few weeks have been good.  In addition to her physical exercises and swimming almost every day, we have been tackling some of the non-physical issues with Jian, which is going well.  As we were completing her round of intensive physical therapy, it was recommended that we take her back to follow up with the orthopedist […]

It has been 4 months

On : 19 October, 2013 | Category : Jian is home!

This week marked 4 months since the day we met Jian.  Four months.  That sounds like such a short time, but feels like she has been home for years.  With all of the goals we are working toward and things she wants to accomplish with her mobility, it is easy to forget about all of […]