CallaAnne

CallaAnne Day~

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...
Life is Unpredictable

Life is Unpredictable

One minute I think I have CA figured out. Everything going smoothly. She’s satisfied with me holding her or singing to music then out of no where, a meltdown happens. It is raw, desperate, and needed. Children from abandonment and brokenness have lots of pain...
In the Trenches

In the Trenches

Maybe you are wondering where I am and why I’ve been awfully quiet here on the blog. Remember my Metamorphosis of an Adopted Child series? Metamorphosis of an Adopted Child Cocooning is Critical Cocooning 2 10 Musts for Successful Cocooning Beautiful Butterflies...
Nothing is a Coincidence

Nothing is a Coincidence

Scott and I met a sweet couple on our long leg (15+ hours) from LA to Guangzhou. I was taking E&H to the bathroom for the 50th time although this time, H had just woken up from a deep sleep frightened, needing to go to the potty, and thrown up everywhere. All over...

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...
Our Adoption Timeline for CA

Our Adoption Timeline for CA

I still remember the day back in February of last year that I saw her face for the first time. I knew she was our daughter but I had made a promise to keep quiet until God told Scott. Does anyone know how hard that was? It would take 7 months before he was ready to...
Don’t Miss It~

Don’t Miss It~

IF Gathering: {Last Year} One year ago this past weekend I was invited to the If Gathering at the last minute, and on the second day we were asked to write on a stone a word God was speaking to us. I wrote the number 7. God had shown me 7 a few times in the weeks...