Fundraising, Favors And Festivities :: Our Adoption

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Fundraising or not? Is it tacky, insensitive, desperate? If we decided to raise funds for our adoption, does that mean we don't trust God to provide? Does that mean, we should not have embarked on this adoption journey to begin with? Are we making our friends uncomfortable or are we giving them an … [Continue reading]

The Home Study :: Our Adoption

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We have just completed the first interview for our home study. Now, friends and family are asking "how did it go?, "did you hear back already?" and we don't really have a response. So let me shed a bit more light into the adoption process and explain the purpose of the home study or family … [Continue reading]

Never A Bridesmaid… :: A Life Lesson In Friendship

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A few years ago, a friend told me about a Thank You card she had received from a girl saying that she was "grateful for their friendship in this … [Continue reading]

Called To Care :: Our Adoption

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We are adoptive parents. We are not just talking, blogging, praying or thinking about it. After completing yet another application and attending an … [Continue reading]

Let Go Of That Toy! :: Be The Person You Want Your Child To Become

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The other day something awful happened: Our babysitter quit. She will be working full time for another mother. (Imagine me throwing a time-out worthy … [Continue reading]

Easter Means New Beginnings :: Tiny Treats

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If the thought of your toddler twirling non-stop due to a massive sugar rush makes you nauseous, I might have just the right idea for a little Easter … [Continue reading]

What’s Next? :: Our Adoption

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Sometimes, I think it's hard for friends and family to relate to our adoption because we don't have a due date. We don't even have a timeframe to … [Continue reading]

A Is For Apple :: A Baby Shower

I used organic apples, baker's twine and designed cute Thank You tags to make the favors.

A few of my girlfriends and I recently hosted an intimate gathering to honor a dear friend who was expecting her second child, a little girl. Since … [Continue reading]

Living A Life That Matters :: But Where Do I Begin?

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What am I doing with my life? Where are my passions? How can I make a difference? One day, I want to look back at my life and know that it counted. … [Continue reading]

The Agency :: Step Two :: Our Adoption

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Mr. Thrasher and I took the first step towards adoption when we made our decision to adopt. Which, we strongly believe, originated as a God-given … [Continue reading]