Posted on February 14, 2017
The first time I encountered alcohol in my life was in third grade.
My friend invited me over to her house to play after school one day, and when I walked in, I saw her dad in a recliner holding a bottle of beer and watching tv. I froze and felt a rising inward panic.
Why, you may ask?
Because as a kid, I understood alcohol as a bad thing. And in my kid logic, that meant bad people drank alcohol and alcohol made people do bad things.
All I remember from that day was watching her dad from the kitchen,
Posted on May 10, 2015
This winter was the hardest winter our family has experienced in the past six years.
Having lost our income for several months to becoming unexpectedly pregnant to letting go of a lifelong dream as well as having my best friend be nearly killed by a drunk driver, I had hit a new low as a wife, mom, and friend.
The problem with hitting a new low, however, is that life must go on. I still have to take care of our children, I still have to be a wife, and I even have to take a shower
Posted on March 23, 2015
Letting go…isn’t easy. It’s hard, it hurts, and sometimes it just plain ol’ sucks.
Two and a half years ago, when I was pregnant with Eden, slowly but surely a passion began to grow in me… a passion that made me see the world differently. A passion that made me excited to have more kids. A passion that fueled our family’s efforts to raise thousands of dollars in order to expand our family after Eden. A passion that only grew with each passing day.
Posted on July 24, 2014
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