Category Archives: Teenagers

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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Adoption Update: Home 4 Months

I know you have all been wondering.  Especially with all of the drama of the first few months you’ve been wondering because this past month has been very quiet.  I’m holding my breath quiet.  We’ve made some changes around the … Continue reading

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A Stressful Season

This is going to be a long one so grab something hot to drink and get ready for some very real stuff. It’s been challenging around here the past few weeks and I want to share some of it in … Continue reading

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Who Is Watching Me Today?

  Did you know that according to speaker John Maxwell that you will influence more than 10,000 people in your lifetime?  That every day you influence several people? Today I am influencing not only my husband and children but others … Continue reading

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