This Painfully Beautiful Life

Does it ever feel like the rain won’t end, even when nothing is wrong? I’ve felt that way frequently since entering adulthood, specifically, motherhood. I didn’t spend much time mothering before we were knee-deep in the trauma-infused world of foster care. I recently read one of Jason Johnson’s blog posts that was passing through our …

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Jumping Waves

Ah, summer. Originally our family had plans to travel in Canada this year, but then, coronavirus. So here we are in Pennsylvania. The east coast has had a sufficiently hot July. Thankfully, many state parks and some pools have opened, and we could hardly be happier to swim in the water and frolic in the …

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The Missing Years

When totaled up, between our three adopted children we have missed 9 years and 9 months of their early years. We missed the entire pregnancy, newborn, and infant stage for all three of them. We missed the toddler stage for two of them. Our eldest became part of our family less than a month before …

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