Adoption Awareness  and Labor Pains

Adoption Awareness and Labor Pains

It’s November — National Adoption Awareness month! This month of awareness reminds me of how unaware I was nearly twenty years ago when we began our adoption journey with the twins. We were hardly aware of any of the issues involved in the process of...
Adoption – “Chance” encounters and “the rest of the story”

Adoption – “Chance” encounters and “the rest of the story”

Every Thursday at 11:00 a.m., I met with a group of six girls who were students at Abilene Christian University. We talked, prayed and read scripture together as they navigated college life. I got to know them little by little as we shared stories. Our prayers and...
“April Fools” – The parenting joke is on me!

“April Fools” – The parenting joke is on me!

April 1st. This day will always remind me of the worst April Fools joke on our family. It was four years ago when the twins were in the tenth grade. Actually, it wasn’t a joke, but what we did that day seemed so unbelievable that some thought it was an elaborate joke...
Adoption- 4 lessons learned

Adoption- 4 lessons learned

Twenty years ago in October our twins made their grand entrance into this world. I wish that I was with them on that special day, but it was nearly two years later when we met and adopted them into our family. When we celebrate their birthdays in October, it reminds...