Posts Tagged ‘Encouragement’

Adoption, Isolation, and Community

This summer, I have had the great privilege of helping to plan and organize a retreat for adoptive/foster mothers in our community.  Over the weekend, I gathered with a group of mothers for an incredible time of fellowship, laughter, tears, prayer, and restoration.  We all went around and told our stories of waiting, longing, loving, […]

Being Home: The Trip

How was the trip home? What is it like being home as a family of three? How is Elliott adjusting? How are you adjusting? How is attachment going? Is there anything you need? These are questions we are asked on a daily basis, and questions I have been dying to answer here on our blog! […]

A Guide to Thanksgiving for the Emotionally Exhausted

Oh, holidays.  Depending on the season of your life, the holidays bring the very best or the very worst, don’t they?  You could probably safely go out on a limb and guess which side of the spectrum we found ourselves in leading up to Thanksgiving this year.  For the most part, I had done a […]

“How to Be the Village”, by Jen Hatmaker

This post is a part of our Orphan Awareness Month series in November 2014 to advocate, educate, and spark discussion about topics relating to adoption and orphan care.  To check out the other posts in the OAM series, click here.   One of the topics I wanted to cover this month was to share some […]

Don’t Tell My Son That He’s “Lucky”

This post is a part of our Orphan Awareness Month series in November 2014 to advocate, educate, and spark discussion about topics relating to adoption and orphan care.  To check out the other posts in the OAM series, click here.   I’ve always loved fairy tales.  Although I was much more interested in climbing trees […]

Pro-Life or Anti-Abortion?

This post is a part of our Orphan Awareness Month series in November 2014 to advocate, educate, and spark discussion about topics relating to adoption and orphan care.  To check out the other posts in the OAM series, click here.   I have been reading a book for awhile now called “Orphan Justice”, by Johnny […]

Prayer – To Those Who Wait

This post is a part of our Orphan Awareness Month series in November 2014 to advocate, educate, and spark discussion about topics relating to adoption and orphan care.  To check out the other posts in the OAM series, click here.   In the adoption/orphan care world, November is an important month.  The first Sunday of […]

Thank You (or “Dziękuję”, as our Polish friends say)

    We’ve been celebrating the end of our fundraising journey this week, and wanted to give a shout out to you have helped us get here.  Of course, we know this list is far from complete – there are so many of you who gave anonymously or participated in third-party fundraisers.  But at least […]

My Lighthouse

Yesterday, I took a trip to Des Moines (about two hours away, for my non-Iowan friends) to take some of the final steps to completing our dossier.  The trip was not without hiccups, and was full of some hilarious and frustrating moments.  When I have a little more time, I’ll sit down and share that […]

Taking Off the Blindfold

Well, it has been a long and busy week that has left my brain feeling like mush, so prepare for blog post that is probably full of typos and spelling errors.  The good news is that it is the first day of spring, and it seems to haven been the wake up call that Mother […]

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