One Family with a Heart for Adoption

I am a mom who loves Jesus, my precious husband, and my nine beautiful children. These are the things that bring me the most joy.

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9 Children

2 Parents

1 GOD

Small Moments

We are spending a few days with our grand boys and I’m rereading Sarah McKenzie’s book Teaching from Rest. She writes, “We recognize all the small moments throughout our day for what they are- the makings of a cathedral of timeless beauty, the...

CallaAnne Day~

R E D E E M E D~ . I am redeemed, You set me free So I’ll shake off these heavy chains And wipe away every stain now I’m not who I used to be I am redeemed… {Big Daddy Weave} . When I remember the little girl we swooped into our arms a year ago and watch...

Read: Summer Habit #1

Reading is one of my favorite things to do year round but summer seems to lend itself more completely to it. I also know people who don’t love reading so I have some suggestions forReaders AND Non Readers (NR). Bible Reading: Starting my day with my Bible is a must...

5 Summer Habits

In our final Southern Joy Podcast for season 2, Amber and I listed 5 Summer Habits to bring Joy during the long hot days. I thought it would be fun to unpack each of these habits in a bit more detail. Don’t we long for summer all year long? I do and with high hopes....

Episode 20: Sanctuary {Final Episode for Now}

I began A Beautiful Symphony Podcast in December of last year recording 20 episodes and it has been so wonderful. That is 2 seasons rolled out simultaneously, and I am giving you one last episode before I take a Sanctuary Break. I’m reading a post I wrote on Jan...

Episode 19: Catherine Ward

Today I want to introduce you to Catherine Ward, a precious friend I met in the middle of the night on a jet headed to China. I was actually walking Holly to the plane restroom to clean her up after a huge throw up session. I met eyes with the kindest face and she...

Episode 18: Rebecca~ Let Tomorrow Be Tomorrow

My beautiful friend Rebecca Radicchi whom you all met last week on Episode 17 is back this week reading her post written for No Hands But Ours on April 23, 2015 entitled Let Tomorrow Be Tomorrow. The surgeon walked out in his blue scrubs, mask still hanging around his...

Episode 17: Rebecca Radicchi

Welcome to Episode 17 with my beautiful friend Rebecca Radicchi.  We met in Guangzhou at the famous Garden hotel and shared our famous guide Elvin. As most adoptive families know, there is an amazing bond that forms between complete strangers when in country adopting...

Episode 16: Our Goodness, His Glory

Rom 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Fourteen years ago this week, we were 22 weeks with our first son and waiting hopefully for his birth. I still remember the day like...

Episode 15: Andrea Sisler

Today I am talking with Andrea Sisler. I came to know Andrea when we were beginning the journey for Evie and Payne. She was helpful in securing both of their files from the shared list, coaching me through the long wait, and rejoicing when we rounded the corner out of...

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