Category Archives: ORPHAN CARE

5 Ways to Celebrate Dragon Boat Festival

My first introduction to Duān Wǔ Jié, or Dragon Boat Festival, was in June of 2011 when my husband and I were in ChinaView full post »

The time we made sensory bottles

Yes, with 20 of our best xiǎo péng yǒu, we made sensory bottles.  It was such a hit.  It was also a little bittersweetView full post »

Their faces

Because they are fearfully and wonderfully and perfectly made in His image.  Because they are known by Him.  Because HeView full post »

In my heart forever

I’m home.  And I’ve been awake since 3am thanks to jet lag.  I gave up trying to fall back to sleep atView full post »

My date at the Safari Park

We ambitiously took 21 waiting children to the Safari Park.  It was one of the biggest highlights of the whole trip. View full post »

Their world

I am so in awe of these jie jies, as they call themselves.  The big sisters who dedicate their days to caring for andView full post »

Cram sessions

Our homeschool Chinese studies may be on a Christmas break, but I am in the midst of some serious cram sessions toView full post »


We had a super big day today!  We hosted our 2nd Orphan Sunday, an event that is recognized internationally to bringView full post »

Creative Conversations

I recently received my beautiful Creative Conversations with the Creator package from Kelly.  It’s a guidedView full post »

Northeast Adoption Summit

Do you live near the Pennsylvania area?  If so, please consider joining Bethany Christian Services for the 2ndView full post »

Celebrating the Moon Festival

This year, the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival falls on September 15. It is a day of Thanksgiving and gratitude for theView full post »

Back to school

Yes, that’s correct!  For a short time at least.  Hubby and I were selected for the Empowered to ConnectView full post »

Sensory Bins 101

Over the years, we’ve had a lot of fun with sensory bins.  A few of my little loves are sensory-seeking (oftenView full post »

We were. We are. He is.

This past weekend, DH and I gathered with 100 other adoptive, foster, and pre-adoptive couples for our 4th annualView full post »


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