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Adoption Update: We’re Getting Close

There is so much I know and so much I don’t know. Life is funny like that. All I know is that we’re getting very close, but the waiting–the outcome–is still hard. Will there be a baby or won’t there be a baby?  I try to brush the thought away like a pesky fly that keeps buzzing […] Read more…

When Christmas Cards Are Too Much

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I met Afton Rorvik briefly at a conference after finding out that we had something in common: grief. After discovering she wrote a book on friendship and grief, I wanted to feature Afton’s writing on my blog and introduce you to her. She wrote Storm Sisters: Friends Through All Seasons as a result of watching her mother die […] Read more…

5 Lessons I’ve Learned from Adoption

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Why I’m Grateful for this Unplanned Journey About a month before our daughter was born, we got a phone call from our adoption agency. “A birthmother is expecting soon. Do you want to meet with her?” “Yes!” we said without hesitation. There was no question we wanted this baby after going through the long process of […] Read more…