They Will Always Be This.

I have been wrestling with something lately. It’s a nagging feeling of shame. I couldn’t figure out where it was coming from, but it was there, and it seemed centered on our family’s finances. My teens are starting to exist in spheres where your economic class is more noticeable amongst peer groups and, therefore, discussed […]

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Thankful For Changes

This year was our first year eating Thanksgiving dinner with just us.  “Just” is relative term when there are 13 people in our immediate family.  On Thanksgiving last year, my extended family decided we were no longer welcome at their holiday celebrations.  By Christmas, it was decided they would no speak to us at all. […]

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I Must Remember This.

Five years ago, right now, I was holding a very tiny Tess in a hotel room halfway around the world, watching the 2012 Presidential election results roll in. I am sad. I won’t say a whole lot more than that. We feel like we have become an entirely different country since then. We haven’t, this […]

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Halloween 2017

2017’s theme is “Just keep swimming!”  So, this seemed so appropriate. Our little Dory is struggling a little.  Her lungs are always troublesome, but her weight is now a concern too.  We’re trying to figure out why she’s so very fragile. Luckily, she’s got people to swim right along beside her.  Always. While her body […]

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It’s HERE! Kind of…

Today we were notified that the officials in Isabel’s district did indeed meet and that we are APPROVED to adopt her.  It is now a done deal. I cried SO hard when the email came.  This has been a long time coming, and this process has us really putting our hearts on the line.  We […]

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