There's something magical about the 9-month mark with a biological child. You've probably seen the 9 months in/9 months out photos circulating from new mothers. It's a time when personalities are starting to emerge, tangible preferences arise, first words are imitated, foods are explored, and babies are no longer content to sit still in one … Continue reading 9 months home
We got Sam's one-year developmental update, and it has absolutely made my day! I was just sharing with friends recently that I love getting his photo every month, but I'm longing to learn more about his personality. Prayer answered! I don't want to share too much and risk getting myself in trouble, but here are … Continue reading Sam’s developmental update!
"I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." Psalm 27: 13-14 I keep trying to write this post, but I am so overwhelmed with gratitude that I just keep stopping to pray "Thank you, thank you, thank you." We heard … Continue reading WE MADE IT: EP Submission!
I feel like I've been trusted with such a precious thing, and I hope that I can tell it well. Life is now broken up into two parts: Before Sam and After Sam. When you think about it, all major life changes work that way. There's before college and after, before marriage and after, before … Continue reading Our own little miracle — i600a approval
"She named him Samuel, for she said, "I asked the Lord for him." - 1 Samuel 1:20 When I was pregnant with Jackson, we landed on his middle name long before we agreed on his first name. His middle name is Cecil - in tribute to three great men in our families: my maternal grandfather, … Continue reading Samuel
I am beginning to think the recurring theme for the Home Study might be, "Well, that wasn't as hard as I thought it would be." Yesterday was our second home study visit. Once again, I had a plan and that plan did not happen. I thought I would take the boys to Mother's Day Out, … Continue reading Home Study Visit #2