Category Archives: Family

Is There Light At The End Of The Tunnel?

I’m looking for the light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve never known anything as hard as this. They say the hard road is the one you want to be on. I don’t think anyone wants this. I don’t. … Continue reading

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Seven Months Home

Today I was thinking back to the beginning of the second adoption journey.  Remembering how stressful it was to get the dossier (huge pile of documents for the Ukraine government) and the USCIS 600a (another pile of documents for the … Continue reading

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Yahweh Smiles!

I love it when Yahweh smiles at me.  Little smiles, big smiles.  It shows me that He is present in my life.  That He is right here, loving on me.  Showing that He cares.  Sometimes it’s as simple as driving … Continue reading

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The Thief – Part II

I don’t know my life anymore.  I struggle to find the positive, happy person that used to live in my body.  I actually work hard at it.  I read positive books.  I read my Bible.  I fill my head with … Continue reading

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A Thief in the Midst

First update in awhile and this one is so hard to write. We have a thief. Ugly. I want to cry. The first time we shrugged it off, maybe I didn’t really have the money in my purse.  I’m busy … Continue reading

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Adoption Ukraine: 20 Weeks Home

I figured it was time to give a good update to what’s happening around our house these days.  Although the game of “Whack A Mole” is still going on, Tom and I are getting better at it so we are … Continue reading

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No! I Do Not Love Them the Same! AH!

Last week I wrote a blog post called “What Is Love”.  In it I talked about how love is an action, not a feeling.  One of my friends posted the link on Facebook and got a negative comment from one … Continue reading

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Gossip: And The Lessons Keep Coming!

In our home you never know when the next lesson will suddenly appear.  Most times you aren’t expecting it and I’ve learned to recognize them when they pop up, take a breath and dig in.  This morning at 5:50 a.m. … Continue reading

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What Is Love?

A couple of weeks ago Vlad said something to me about the word love.  This is a very complicated word and it can have all sorts of meanings and since he is still learning the in’s and out’s of American … Continue reading

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Vlad Update: Commendable

(When you see Vlad Update you know that the post is concerning our adoption process). I was at the bank this morning making a deposit into our adoption account.  The banker that usually does our accounts was out and I … Continue reading

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