Nearly 11 months ago I wrote my first Rainbows and Rainstorms post sharing both the wonderful and the hard in the world of adoption. Adopting August has been an enormous blessing to me, Mike and our entire family. Through adoption August is thriving and happy and loved. I think about how privileged I am to… Continue reading Rainbows and Rainstorms Part 2
“When it is all finished you will discover it was never random.” -Unknown One year ago, on February 22, 2017 it was a midwinter day. It was vacation week for the girls. I was sitting in my kitchen, drinking a coffee and looking on my computer. Shortly after 8:00AM I saw him! It was an… Continue reading It Was Never Random
What. A. Year! It is New Year’s Eve. I am parked firmly on my couch, which is where I intend to stay until 1.) a child calls for my attention (which will likely be within the next 3 1/2 minutes) or 2.) 8pm hits and I crawl into my bed. It is New Year’s Eve.… Continue reading New Year’s Blessings From My Couch
November is National Adoption Awareness. November 9th is World Adoption Day. And November marks 6 months of being a family of 6! Yes, it was 6 months ago on May 8th, that August joined us. To mark this milestone, I knew a blog update was due. I can say with all of my heart that… Continue reading Half a Year Later!
Two days ago I wrote what I emotionally called my last post on FILLYOURHEART. And two days ago I was inundated with pleas to keep writing about August and his journey in our family. Many, many of you got in touch with me to express how much they enjoy the updates and want to keep… Continue reading Wait…There is More!
This morning is officially our last morning of summer. Mike is at work. We have no plans for the day and are lazily enjoying our final moments together of SUMMER 2017! It has been a great summer together, yet one of the busiest I have ever had. The quiet and lazy morning we are enjoying… Continue reading An Emotional Goodbye
The big surgery we have been anticipating is now behind us. This was not August’s first surgery. Nor was it his first time in the hospital. But it WAS the first time August had “HIS PEOPLE”, his Mama and Dada, his family by his side. The surgery went off without complications. Several procedures were done… Continue reading August’s First Day of August