One Thing I’ve Learned~

All the advice I have freely given to you all via this blog over the last months about adoption… It’s JUST advice! I just experienced it again over the last three weeks and most of the things I have shared fell worthless because One Thing I’ve...
Everyday is Mother’s Day

Everyday is Mother’s Day

Exactly two weeks from today Scott, our youngest two, and I will walk into a civil affairs building in Nanning, China to meet our newest daughter CallaAnne. I have two other friends in China as I write meeting their daughters as well. My heart is bursting for them! We...
Waiting for Beautiful

Waiting for Beautiful

It won’t be long now. Our Article 5 pick up is Thursday, and the end of the paperwork trail winds to an end with Travel Approval issued, Consulate Appointment booked, and plane tickets purchased. I first knew CA in my heart at an If Gathering way back in...
The Number on the Front Game

The Number on the Front Game

We are a pretty scheduled family. Having routines and predictable days give our children stability. I think the ‘time game’ began with EK and SJ when they had asked me for hundredth time what was next. Our days were predictable¬†especially if we were home,...
Unplugged For a Season

Unplugged For a Season

Our family has never been big television watchers or video game players, but it only takes a little screen time to cause moodiness and attitude issues around our house. Have you read this article circling on the internet about screen time? Screentime Is Making Kids...
Thank You: A Super Powerful Message

Thank You: A Super Powerful Message

Everyone likes a thankful person. It can make or break a day. God gave us a gift of 86,400 seconds in a day. Have you used one to say ‘thank you’? ~ William Ward As a mom of almost 10 children, I need help daily. I have two choices. I can boss and order...