In Her Love

Today… I had some old friends over from years gone by. To start off right where we had left. It was honey to the soul. I showed a picture of my c at 6 months. His gooey chubbiness and round little head. E looked curiously and I instinctly pulled the picture away. Dreading that he would ask. “Mom, where is a picture of me… when I was a baby?” I could hear the question in my mind. A pit is in my stomach. For one day he will fully understand. And the questions will come pouring out of his deepest heart. And it will hurt. I have no photos of ¬†you, my son. I have no idea what your life was like. Yet I know you were loved. For in her love she gave you up; in her love she gave you life.

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C quote

C quote

C saw mom at breakfast this morning and said, “Are you going to church like that?”.

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It is a Worm Poop Kinda Day

It is a Worm Poop Kinda Day

Here in our little neck of the woods worm poop has been a hot topic. And it needs to be if we’re gonna turn this red clay soil into something that will be a thriving place for our summer food. Our stomachs are depending on it afterall! We’ve got some beautiful places popping up here and there in our yard. I got this library book out and while we didn’t use any of the garden ideas in it, it sparked some creativity in j’s garden planning. If you have some space and some children you want to introduce to gardening, this book may be a nice addition to your library. What are those poky green stalks you ask? Oh, that is is our brocolli. Before the squirrells got ahold of it. Who knew. I guess we need to plant some oak trees while we are at...

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Thoughts on Ethiopia

Thoughts on Ethiopia

Next week will be our second year anniversary of “gotcha” day. It is amazing how the time flies by. Yet, I still remember like yesterday some of the pains of the paperchase and the long months of waiting, the frustrations that mount while we waited here to know who the Lord had picked out for our little family. I have been following closely what is going on in Ethiopia and I just wanted to share with you in case you are not aware. Over the last two weeks or so there have been rumors that Ethiopia would be cutting their adoptions by 90% as they purge a system they feel is tainted with corruption. Yesterday this was posted at Intercountry Adoption . March 9, 2011 Citing the need to work on quality and focus on more important strategic issues, the...

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Happy Days are Here Again

Happy Days are Here Again

The creativity bug is flowing through my veins. I think I got burnt out with all the bag making from our adoption fundraiser…um…2 years ago. *sigh* Now I am arming myself with books and ideas and gearing up. That is, if I can find the time! I found a few minutes to make this band that holds my “life management notebook” (hah) together. It makes me smile to see it- quite easy. Just some elastic and small vintage buttons. Happiness can be found quite easily sometimes! What are you doing creatively these days?

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