Sunday, May 3, 2015


...What I can do is offer myself, wholehearted and present, to walk with the people I love through the fear and the mess. That's all any of us can do. That is what we are here for. 
~ Shauna Niequist

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

One Year?!

One year ago today, we got pictures of a beautiful little girl from our agency... pictures of the little girl who would become our daughter...

Her sweet little face won us over instantly, and we promptly began researching how best to care for her.

She's been home for seven months, and what a wild ride it has been!

A wild, beautiful ride, full of hope and love...

Wordless Wednesday...Baby In A Box

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


I took a little break from packing last week to give myself a little creative outlet time...

I found this rustic wood map on Zulily...and I knew exactly what I wanted it to be.

It was easy, and it met my creative outlet needs...I have always loved the words to this song by Hillsong United.

I printed out my words, copied them with transfer paper, and used some red paint.

I love how it turned out! I am looking forward to seeing in on a wall in our new house!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Seven Months...

Today this girl has been with us for seven months!

This girl... this precious tiny P, she is so easy to love.

She has had a hard time lately, and her health has been declining... she has been in the hospital since Friday with protein losing issues and severe swelling, and we are hoping that she is able to go home today after getting some more tests that were ordered by cardiology and nephrology.

Not such a fun way to celebrate, but we are so very thankful that she is here with us, home where she belongs. And getting her out of this hospital will be the best celebration for her!

Sunday, April 26, 2015


We say yes. We say yes to adoption. Not because we are ready, gutsy, extra loving, secure, or financially capable... Rather, we say yes because we are expectant. We expect God to take our yeses, redeem the broken, and weave a great story.  ~Rebecca Radicchi

Friday, April 24, 2015

Loving Her Laugh...

Tiny P lives with constant pain, and some days are worse than others for her, but she still loves to play, and she still loves to laugh.

You can see her cute little laugh in this video...and how out of breath she gets just from laughing.