So, for those of you who don’t know, it’s Refugee Awareness Month.
Happy Refugee Awareness Month.
I try to stay off the internet. Lately I’ve spent a bit of time catching myself up to speed, and I am usually stunned at what I see. I find myself having ongoing conversations in my head over it. Continue reading
Another year went by.
It was busy.
I read some books.
I thought about reading a lot more than I actually read. But still, it’s fun to look back at what I read. (I know, if you’re not a big reader, it’s just so nerdy. I get it.)
I see that while I am late for an “end of the year book recap”, I have beat last year by not waiting for April. So really, I am ahead of the game. Continue reading
Three years ago today, the children who would become our own came into our home. We all feel profoundly thankful that God decided to put all of us together. Continue reading
People often ask me “so, what have you been up to?” and while I know it’s just a basic awkward conversation starter, it does get me thinking:
“Good grief, what HAVE I been up to?”
My answer: “Well, that’s a little difficult to explain.” or “Oh, nothing, what about you?”
I mean, you don’t want to freak people out or anything. Continue reading
When we began our training for adoption, there was one question I felt I had to have answered: How would adoption affect our children? What could I prepare for? What had others experienced? I asked everyone. Leaders of our foster training, parents, experts. Continue reading
Unbelievably, it’s been a year since we had our “visit the judge day”. Normal families call it Adoption Day. I guess we’re not normal. A year ago, we had told the kids we were going to visit the Judge so that the four little ones would officially be part of our family. “Visit the Judge Day” stuck. Continue reading
Is this a happy Mother’s Day for you? I really hope it is. I’ve wanted to write something about today, but couldn’t choose the right thing to say.
I struggle to keep a correct perspective on this day…I want my life to be all about Jesus, not about me. And yet this day creeps up on me. Since I’ve already written a post about that, I’ll let you go read it here.
Millet’s “Knitting Lesson”
Even longer ago, I wrote this post for Mother’s Day, and it still represents how it seems we should think and act on this day.
If you have a mother, call her, hug her, and love her today! If you are a mother, I hope you have a wonderful day serving and loving your family!