Category Archives: ADOPTION


My blogging silence is always an indication of a season when life seems to take over.  Spring is still coming up allView full post »

One Year.

November 24, 2014 Waiting behind the curtains. I can hardly believe it was one year ago today that we met this sweet,View full post »

The new sleeping arrangements

We hit a big milestone in our house this month.  After being home for over 9 months, Dumpling slept in his very own bigView full post »

Ayi for a day kit

I serve as a board member for The Sparrow Fund, a non-profit organization that is committed to supporting adoptiveView full post »

That moment.

That moment when you see your new family portraits and they take your breath away because they glimpse into everythingView full post »

It’s coming! Save the date!

I can hardly believe it’s time to start thinking about the next Together Called retreat!  It seems like we justView full post »

Missing one

It seems like every time we take one of these group pictures, we are waiting on a new child to join one of ourView full post »

A trip of a lifetime: Bringing Siblings

You may remember that my husband and I traveled with our three children (ages 9, 7, and 4) to bring our newest son homeView full post »

Her journey

I recently looked back at my blog archives and noticed that I hadn’t blogged about Sunshine’s cleft journeyView full post »

Four years

We celebrated four years with Sunshine yesterday.  I can hardly believe it’s been four years since we first met. View full post »

Sacred Parenting {Book Review}

I had the privilege of finishing up Sacred Parenting by Gary Thomas this week.  I don’t know why it took tenView full post »

Happy Children’s Day!

Értóng Jié Kuàilè!  Happy Children’s Day!  On June 1, the Chinese celebrate Children’s Day. View full post »


Wow.  My not-so-little little girl is five today.  Is it too cliche to ask where the time has gone?  I remember theView full post »

6 months

I’ve experienced a lot of difficult things over the last several months.  The most difficult of my life.  MyView full post »

Mandarin Apps for Adults

With a dear friend literally on a plane to China as I type, I thought it would be a fun time to write a post aboutView full post »