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I am so happy being married and living with my best friend. We adopted our first child, Ari, in 2011 through a domestic adoption and our second, Jude, in 2014.

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Sunday, April 29, 2012


This morning at church the hubs, Little Pirate, and I sat with my parents. We normally sit on the opposite side of the auditorium from them with our friends and all their kids. But Little Pirate has had a yucky cough, so I didn't want to risk getting any of the other kids sick.

Now just a little info on my parents... They are very bold in their faith. They are not ashamed of it and will praise God anyway they see fit. They are great role models.

So this morning while we were singing songs my parents both lifted their hands up in praise to the Lord. This isn't uncommon for them to do. But we don't usually sit with them, so Little Pirate was very intrigued.

He was staring at them the whole time. He just couldn't keep his eyes off of them. He kept reaching for them and touching my mom's hand. He was in awe of them being in awe of the Lord.

It was a beautiful moment for me. It was just so sweet to watch him watching them. I prayed right then that he may grow up to have that kind of passion for the Lord. That he may experience the joy that comes from worshipping completely uninhibited.

I'm so thankful that he has such wonderful grandparents to be an example of this to him.

Friday, April 27, 2012

National Infertility Awareness Week

It is currently National Infertility Awareness Week (April 22-28). This is something that is still very close to my heart. I will always be an infertile. The joy of adoption is not a cure for infertility.

I truly feel that God has called me to build my family through adoption. I know that it is a part of His plan for my life. But infertility still hurts.

I no longer have the desire to be pregnant. But I do sometimes wish that I could build my family more easily. I have always dreamed of having four children, but I've had to slowly let go of that. It may still happen, who knows. But it's very unlikely.

Adoption is expensive. Yes, we all know that. But it is something that makes growing your family very difficult. I can't even imagine the ease of wanting to add to your family, so you just get pregnant. It's so simple. And yet so far out of my reach.

Adding more children to my family involves a lot of research, a lot of decisions, and a lot of money saving. I have no idea when we'll add more, but yes, we are already having to save for #2 even though it's probably years away.

My son is my joy. I have a passion for adoption now. But infertility will always be a part of my life.

It is now estimated that almost 1 out of 6 couples deal with infertility. You may not think you know someone who suffers from this, but I promise, you do. Please be sensitive to the struggles of people dealing with infertility. Be aware, reach out, and let them know you care.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.' Now I have told you." So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.

Matthew 28:5-8

I pray that you all have had a wonderfully blessed Easter weekend with your friends and family as you remember the gift of the Resurrection that Christ gave to us. Today, may your heart be filled with the same joy that those women were filled with that day. And may your belly be filled with a few chocolate bunnies too!

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