Hannah’s Story.

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As an adoption advocate, it is my job to shine a spotlight on kids who wait in institutions around the world.  It is my hope that by sharing a small part of their story, their family might see them and realize they’ve been missing someone in their life.  I take this job very seriously.  Over Read more…

I Run 4 Tess, But I Run With Ally.

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I have often spoken about how I adopted a daughter just like me.  Ally is tough as nails, but she won’t talk a whole lot.  She can’t accept a compliment and she hates being the center of attention.  Sometimes, we’re so alike that we have a hard time connecting.  We connect to the world around Read more…

What Might Be.

I’m over at The Red Thread this morning blogging about what meeting Tess in China was like.  This was a hard post to write.  My sweet Tess absolutely HATED me when we first met, and I was absolutely petrified of what our lives might be like with her.  I won’t lie, there were a couple Read more…

Run 4 Tess.

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After Tess’ last heart surgery, and all the stuff that occurred during it, I had a little trouble coming back to reality.  She struggled with a little bit of PTSD, and it turns out, I did too.  Being a nurse, I’m always pretty upfront about struggles with the emotional stuff that comes after a trauma. Read more…

Pee Your Pants, It’s Okay.

Last night, I posted to Facebook our not so controversial, and purely lazy, decision to not potty train Cate.  She is now 2.5 years old.  At this tender age, I began the process of potty training Brady.  That ordeal lasted until he was nearly 4. I pushed the boy too hard.  He wasn’t ready, and Read more…