Category: Love

Why We’re Adopting

Adopt by Rumolay, Flickr.

Adopt by Rumolay, Flickr.

I was in high school or college when I knew that I wanted to adopt. I was old enough at that point to think beyond school years and into the future of if/when I would be married and able to have children. And this decision was largely influenced by the fact that my mother was adopted. I saw the beauty and good that came from her adoption (though we still yearn to meet her birth family) and wanted to participate in that gift of adoption.

When John and I were dating/engaged (because, really, we only [ READ MORE... ]

Garage Sale Success!

Mercy & Alayanna showing off their facepainting :)

Mercy & Alayanna showing off their facepainting 🙂

This weekend we had our *first* fundraising event for Baby M (as s/he will henceforth be known as;), and it was such a success! People from ALL over the Twin Cities donated clothing, toys, home decor, technology, antiques, baked goods and more to sell at our garage sale, and I am telling you, we had some amazing donations! A Kindle, two adult bikes in excellent shape, a guitar, an AC unit, three tables, a lush green chair/couch, a pack n play, amazing kid toys, as well as a ton of cookies, banana [ READ MORE... ]

Let the (adoption!) process begin!

Handful of Love by Nisha A. on Flickr

Handful of Love by Nisha A. on Flickr

So it?s begun. We?ve decided we?re ready for baby #3, and we couldn?t be more excited! And part of what makes us so excited is that we are going to adopt this time around! This is something we talked about before we got married, but got caught up with the craziness of life (moving back to the U.S., John getting a new job, buying a house, having a couple kids in the process, etc) that adoption was put on the back burner. It wasn?t until we became friends with a family [ READ MORE... ]

For the weary and broken


I had written this for someone in particular, but felt that there are lots of us who could use these words. Read on sweet, broken Warrior.


Dear Sister who is in anguish,

I know you have a tough decision ahead of you to make. I know your heart, mind and soul must be in absolute turmoil. At times you must feel overwhelmed by everyone’s opinions and yet at the same time feel so very alone.

I wish, I so wish I could ease [ READ MORE... ]