Yearly Archives: 2013

tap.tap.hello.tap.tap.

It’s been awhile. We are still here. Still waiting. Still putting one foot in front of the other. Perhaps some other time, I’ll come back to write about the “other” little boy who wasn’t. Our second file that we had to decline. Often times, I feel the enemy seeping in. Like he sees a little […]

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Going gluten free.

Eli has been having these pretty severe stomach cramps for months. We had him tested for parasites and various other things and everything came back negative. Poor kid has been hit multiple times a day with cramps so bad that it leaves him laying on the couch with tears. We had two choices, we could […]

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The Little Boy that wasn’t.

It’s taken me weeks to process.  A little boy who stole our hearts. After months of daily phone calls and dealing with the bureaucracy that does(but really shouldn’t) surround adoptiion, we were finally able to obtain his file. I was sitting at the playground when it came in. Tears rolling down my face before I […]

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Why are you adopting?

We were at the bank yesterday getting our very last document notarized(can I get a hallelujah?) and we were talking with the very nice banker- Jin. He was carefully examining the document. Eli was in school and Teagen and Gavin quickly took a dum dum and went over to color at the coloring station. Jin […]

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Littles.

Time has flown by and now I have a 2.5, 4.5, and 6.5 year old. Each of them with their own unique personalities and a mind of their own. They really are such good kids. The days are long but at the end of the night, I am thankful. Thankful that we get to tuck […]

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Life.

Well, we are coming from behind the clouds. The fog has lifted and there is an end in sight. School has started and for the first time ever, I have one in a full day school and another that goes 4 hours twice a week. You would think this would leave me with a ton […]

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Waiting, thinking and researching.

We’ve been doing lots and lots of waiting. We are almost 4 weeks out from having our biometrics done and about 7 from our initial immigration application. So, we wait. Waiting for the one final piece of paperwork that will complete our dossier. From there, it will all be sent for the Chinese consulate stamp […]

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Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

For those of you starting the road to adoption or thinking about it, this one is for you. A few things from this weary soldier. 1. you can never, ever fully understand the amount of paperwork that is involved until you are in the thick of it. over 40 pages of instructions. detailed. tedious. 2. […]

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3:43 AM

I can’t sleep. It could be the 2 margaritas that I had at dinner or it could be that my mind is wandering a mile a minute. The margaritas were worth it, I’ll tell ya that. So, here I sit. In my house that is never quiet, I can actually hear the clicking of my […]

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with arms wide open

My path to Christianity hasn’t been pretty. I would probably say that most Christians paths haven’t been laced by beauty and grace. Many, myself included, have done disgraceful things. We have lived a life of sin and downright nastiness. Yet, we are “claim to be Christians”. The thing is, we can’t only claim to be […]

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