First, thanks so much to Dee Dee, who gave us some new photos of D!! And several of him smiling! He looks so BIG in these photos! We’ve had some intense thoughts these last few days. I wouldn’t say they’re over. I feel a little like I’ve been clubbed over the head. But I DO … Read More

what i know

Thanks to all of you for your encouraging words/thoughts. Unfortunately, because AGCI asked me to be discreet, I can’t post too specific of details on this blog. How am I? OK, so yesterday was not good. Today I am significantly more analytical. I’m sticking to what we know, and doing my best not to worry … Read More

feelings & an end to the rumor

feelings & an end to the rumor

I’ve been waiting 67 days. i vascillate between having great faith knowing God is in charge of all parts of our adoption, and being, quite honestly, irked, frustrated, and discouraged. One minute you may call and I’m doing ok. I’m trying not to mope. I’m having fun with the kids. I’m distracting myself with dinners … Read More

A STEAL & collecting donations

A STEAL & collecting donations

So I’m sifting craigslist and I come across this: 6 unopened unexpired cans of Similac formula for sale for $40. 🙂 One can regularly sells for $18! And I jumped on it. I’m taking those bad boys to Ethiopia to feed all the babies while they wait for their forever family. 🙂 WAHOO! We’ve begun … Read More

Right now

1. What are you doing right now? reading blogs, doubting my phone will ring2. What time did you wake up this morning? 6:503. Quick, say a line from any song: This is the day, this is the day that the Lord has made4. What’s the last bone you broke? my wrist and my ankle (at … Read More

The heart of it

So, I mentioned a while back that Z was Example: Found Z (age 4.8) took all the hardware off his bathroom cabinets. This required going into the garage, climbing up on the workbench, grabbing a screwdriver, and thus disassembling the hardware because ‘it was so lose it was bothering me” (his words) and ‘i knew … Read More


Funny story: at church on Sunday I had a conversation with a woman about our adoption. She was probably in her mid-60s. W: Oh I heard you are adopting!? That is so exciting!Me: Yes, we’re really thrilled.W: Are you getting a boy or a girl?Me: a little boy. W: What country is he from?Me: EthiopiaW: … Read More

Steven Curtis Chapman

Some of you have probably heard about this already, but it is such a tragic accident. © 2007 Tucker Photography.(Left to right Will Franklin, Maria, Steven, Shaoey, Mary Beth, Stevey Joy, Caleb and Emily) NASHVILLE, TN…5/21/08… At approximately 5pm on the afternoon of Wednesday May 21st, Maria Sue Chapman, 5 years old and the youngest … Read More