Today August celebrates his 2nd birthday. It is an absolute blessing to be able to say that we are celebrating with him for the second year! We will light two candles and teach August how to blow them out…preparing him for making Birthday Wishes. And since he does not quite understand the concept of a… Continue reading A Birthday Wish
One year ago, on May 8, 2017, August MinXian became a FOREVER FITZGERALD. It is hard to believe a year has passed. Yet, it feels as though August has been with us forever. What am I feeling on this very emotional day? What has this year been like? How has adoption affected our family? Today… Continue reading Forever Fitzgerald Day; One Year Later
Today I pay tribute to National Infertility Awareness Week (April 22-28, 2018). It is very simple for me to think of our struggles with infertility as LONG AGO, IN THE PAST, NEARLY FORGOTTEN. But infertility will always be a part of our story. One in eight couples will be affected by infertility in some way!… Continue reading National Infertility Awareness Week
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!