Don’t stop breathing

Don’t stop breathing

In the time we’ve been home, I have questioned everything I thought I knew. My faith has been shaken to its core. Stripped to the very raw truth that I am not in control. I have one job…to believe. To believe what He says He will do, who He is, & how...
8 months, 1 day, 4 hours…

8 months, 1 day, 4 hours…

That’s how long we have been looking. Looking for the “new normal”. It comes with new memories, old memories in young minds, sleep walking, small victories and tested boundaries. A year ago we met. Eight months ago, we took them from their home and...
Dishes and Dead Batteries

Dishes and Dead Batteries

When the battery in the van died, I thought, great! How are we going to pay for that?! We still need to buy coats and gloves! When the dishwasher stopped draining the water, I thought, great! Now I get to do all of the dishes for eight people! When the child got sick,...
This was NOT in the brochure!

This was NOT in the brochure!

When we started down this road of adoption, I spoke to the representatives of about eight different adoption agencies. All of them told me that there would be someone to hold my hand through the mountain of paperwork. None of them told me what to do when I secretly...
Month Three

Month Three

Last week marked the three months we have been home with our new kiddos. We are doing better. We see improvements in everybody every day but it’s not where we want it to be or moving as fast. We are still trying to balance all six kids’ needs whether...