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  • A Decision Long Time Coming
    A Decision Long Time Coming
    December 13, 2016 by
    I’ve known for years what would be best for him.  I’ve fought for years what I knew to be best.  My con list was crazy long with bold, highlighted letters.  The pro list made sense and felt right with a calming font and appropriate punctuation.  But it was so darn uncomfortable.  For me.  So often, we know and yet we fight.  Today, I stopped fighting.  We’re pulling our 4th grade son out of public education and will start a home school program in January.  Mmmmmm…..did I just say that out loud?  I actually did.  I typed and spoke so...
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  • We're Not All Called to Adopt, BUT...
    We’re Not All Called to Adopt, BUT…
    November 16, 2016 by
    November is  National Adoption Awareness Month.  For our family, that doesn’t mean we run around telling everyone in earshot to adopt.  I will never look someone in the eyeballs and tell them to adopt.  I won’t.  Because adoption isn’t a calling for all the people everywhere.  It’s a calling for a whole lot of us, but that’s between us and God or us and our deepest selves.  We’ve been asked to many dinners and had phone calls with countless friends of uncles of co-workers who are interested in learning more about the adoption world.  It’s been our pleasure to...
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  • Way More Than We Can Handle
    Way More Than We Can Handle
    November 3, 2016 by
    People say stupid shit.  All the time.  Every day.  No one is exempt from this truth.  We all have “stupid” just waiting to come pouring out onto unsuspecting targets, but I do believe there’s purity in the midst of most of the stupid.  I have to believe we mean well and aren’t very good at making that known.  Ignorance is often the culprit and I’ve begun to think that a lack of understanding and first hand experience are to blame as well.  And probably not taking long enough to contemplate the strings of words we choose to spew before they...
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  • 2 Books to Stick Your Face Into
    2 Books to Stick Your Face Into
    November 1, 2016 by
    I might have recently purchased 30 books at the library used book sale.  Ok, 32.  Book purchasing has become somewhat of an addiction over the course of the past two years.  A “problem” some might say.  Amazon and I have a pact that states I can not make an Amazon purchase without adding in an under $10 book at check out.  I hold fast to this pact.  And my husband holds fast to rolling his eyes whenever he sees me unveil the newest book entering our home.  And yet he’s supportive in this somewhat healthy addiction of mine. Since...
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