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What to do when our plans fall apart

This morning while I was rushing through the grocery store throwing food in my cart before an important meeting, I got a text that said, “I’m sorry I can’t make it today…” I switch gears and think about Plan B.  What would I do now? What exactly is “Plan B”? For someone who organizes life around […] Read more…

4 things we learn from loss

grief

Over ten years ago when we were in the middle of our first adoption, my husband Sam was diagnosed with cancer. In one day, my whole life fell apart. My husband was fighting for his life. Our adoption was put on hold indefinitely. Instead of having a family, I could only foresee a future where I might end […] Read more…

Don’t let this stop you from adopting

{Good news! We have completed our fundraiser on Pure Charity of $10,000!  Thank you to every person who gave money. This is a huge help towards the $26,000 adoption fees. We are so thankful for your love and support. There are still fees and other costs involved with our adoption above and beyond this–we’ll keep […] Read more…

You all blew my mind

Last week, I announced that our family is fundraising the final $10,000 to adopt Baby Ward. Let me tell you how hard it was to put our need out there. IT WAS HARD. I had so many feelings about it.  And that little voice of doubt kept creeping in, sounding something like this: DOUBT: What if no one donates?   ME: Shut up […] Read more…