From the Outside Looking In.

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I have always been pretty vocal about the adoption process, what lead us to our kids, and the process we went through to get to them.  As we were going through it, I had people who held my hand when I needed it, lifted me up when I was knocked to my knees, and cried Read more…

Six Months With A Wild Woman

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Six months ago today, Poppy was placed in my arms.  She was so scared and in so much pain, that it took a long time to meet the ‘real’ Poppy.   We got tiny glimpses in country. And, a little more once she was home. But, it wasn’t until we had her painful eye tumor Read more…

What If He Is The Good Guy?

Today I attended the racial justice workshop I have been participating in for the last 6 weeks.  It was much needed. Tomorrow is the one week anniversary of the shooting of an unarmed black teen in my city.  Yes, what I have feared most, and spoken about several times on this blog, has come here to my Read more…

Crossroads.

I feel like life has got us sitting at a little bit of a crossroads right now.  FullPlateDad and I have quite a few decisions to make, and while my instinct is to turn one direction, his is to go another.  This is where having ten kids is hard.  When you’re driving a large bus, Read more…

This Girl and Her Mom(s), Both of Us.

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This girl turned 13 years old on Thursday.  On March 20, 2015, she will have lived with us for five years. She had another mother for the eight years prior to that day.  Her relationship with her first mom is hers to share with you should she ever feel ready.  It is private.  It is Read more…