Our goal as parents is to raise children who become free and autonomous adults. Free thinkers, able to regulate, capable of higher level thought processes and decision making. We want happy kids who turn into happy adults. When you have a kid from a hard place getting to that point feels as daunting as summiting […]
Gigi and Tess are over on adopting.org today helping them launch their new website and using their tiny hands and voices to remind everyone why we’re so blessed to have said yes.
Yesterday, I sat in the Pediatric Geneticist’s office at our local children’s hospital. I listened to the Geneticist tell me what his opinion was for the future of Gigi’s vision and I thought to myself… I didn’t sign on for this. We’re riding a rollercoaster with Gigi’s health. We’re dipping back down into one of […]
On Tuesday night, Tess and I held a live book sale via Facebook with all proceeds going directly to our crazy brave Tian Ci. Tess sat next to me the entire time, well past her usual bedtime, watching every video and requesting that I read her each comment posted. She is SO committed to raising […]
Have you met this crazy brave little girl? If not, I’d love to introduce you. This is Tess. Her history is long, and amazing, you can read about it by clicking her name in the header of this blog post. Here’s the very abbreviated version though. Tess was born in China with a severe Congenital […]