Crave – Alone, But Not Alone

It’s Five-Minute-Friday and today’s topic is . . . To crave is to long for something that nothing else can satisfy. As I sit her alone and write, I am actually enjoying something I crave–quiet time alone. It’s rare these days with a house of seven kids to find any quiet time. I wouldn’t have it …

Three Mothers and a Birthday

November is National Adoption Month. If you know anyone who is passionate about adoption, you may see posts of happy families celebrating time together, pictures of lonely children who are still waiting for a home, statistics citing the vast numbers of orphans around the world, prayers of families who are eagerly waiting for a child …

I Would Have Despaired Unless . . .

I wish I could say that my faith stayed strong through this whole adoption journey, but many times over the last 19 months I came close to despair. It was only the Lord’s goodness that gave me hope. And, as always, His goodness has come through. Right now, I am sitting in the Dallas Fort …

Happy New Year’s, Eve!

  January 1st has a new meaning for us this year that will be a part of our New Year’s celebration for the rest of our lives. Our baby girl Eve turned 4. This is her last birthday celebration away from home. In a couple short months, she will be in the arms of her …

Weary on Five-Minute-Friday

Today’s Five-Minute-Friday topic is weary. It should be an easy topic, for I am weary. Weary of all the adoption waiting. Weary of never-ending housework. Weary of sibling fighting. Weary of teaching. Weary of all the tragic news. Weary of daily life even sometimes. So, that’s the bad news. There is good news. The weary …

An Orphan’s Last Birthday

  Today, on the other side of the world, our little girl turned five. There are so many things I wish I knew about this special day.* I wonder. . . Did she wake up this morning feeling well and excited about beginning the day? Was she dressed warmly enough with her blond hair brushed …