ADOPTION. FOSTER CARE. BIG FAMILY LIVING.

February 6, 2020

I’m originally from the Midwest. About six years ago, we transplanted to the South. We expected a change in weather; what we didn’t anticipate is how much influence the weatherman has over our state! 

When he speaks, people listen...and spring into action! I’m tell...

December 27, 2019

Gosh, it just seems like the past year has been filled with struggle. And I don’t like it. But come to think of it, prior years were filled with struggle, too. It was different struggle than this year, but it was struggle nonetheless.

This is the season when we r...

December 7, 2019

Too much to do. Too many appointments to make. Too much to spend. Too much being asked of me. Too many crazy people. Too little time...


Perhaps one of the most incorrectly-quoted Biblical principals says, “God will never give you more than you can handle.” This sentime...

October 26, 2019

One of the challenges of parenting children from hard places is the inevitable power struggle. Conventional parenting that most of us were raised with says something like, “I’m the parent, you’re the child; I know what’s best for you, so you do what I say. If you don’t...

October 13, 2019

When #LegendaryE was about 15 months old, I had some painting I needed to do. I collected up the supplies that I would need- paint brush, roller, stir stick, and sandpaper. I realized that the plastic drop cloth I needed had been put under the kitchen sink. #LegendaryE...

October 7, 2019

Well, today was finally the day. As much as I dreaded it, I couldn’t put it off any longer. Come what may, the twins’ room had to be cleaned. 

Our twins, #PrincessAna and #ChickenLittle are 11. Eleven year olds are, by far, the messiest, grossest class of children. Anyo...

June 14, 2019

We’re in over our heads.

Throughout our foster journey, I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve felt that. And thought that. And said that. Usually it’s in moments and seasons when we’re dealing with especially difficult behaviors. But even in the good times, I th...

September 7, 2018

In real estate we have a process we go through when a property receives multiple offers from different buyer at the same time that we call Highest and Best. When a property has multiple buyers who place offers at the same time, the seller’s agent usually notifies each...

June 5, 2018

“Sometimes the ‘hardest thing’ and the ‘right thing’ are the same.” That’s what The Fray sang in their hit song from 2005, All At Once. I find that rings true in many areas of our lives.

Being a foster family- saying yes to broken, hurting, traumatized children - is tru...

December 23, 2017

Celebrating an adoption is such an exciting time! We were reminded this week that we are so incredibly blessed with friends and family who love our family well. After we finalized #PrincessAna's adoption on Wednesday, our friends gathered together to celebrate the perm...

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