"Why did it rain today?" I heard this question come from the back seat as I was driving this afternoon. My four-year-old, Xavier, has a lot of questions lately. I have to admit, I often don't have the answers. He asks me how things are made and who made (insert random synthetic object). But this one, this one I thought -I kinda know this one . . . so I attempted a response. After a litany … [Read more...] about Does God Have a Magic Wand?
Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy starred in a film together titled "Saint Vincent". One of the main characters of the film, Oliver, is the 12 year-old adopted son of Melissa McCarthy's character, Maggie. Maggie and Oliver move into the house next door to Vincent (played by Bill Murray). Since Maggie is working a new job that is demanding more hours than she would like, Vincent becomes Oliver's … [Read more...] about Mother Teresa: A Saint For Adoptive Families
A commercial for UNICEF USA has a celebrity ask the viewers, "What would you do if there was child right in front of you . . . and all you had to do was give .50 cents a day to save that child's life?" And, rightfully so, viewers are moved to give. I was wondering if I could ask a favor of you. I am asking you to think of an unborn child that may or may not be "right in front of you" and … [Read more...] about 20 Seconds A Day. . .
"Any word . . ." was the text that I got this week that I still didn't answer. It's not that I don't have an answer. I do. It's just not the kind of answer that makes people think, "oh yeah, she's totally normal (read sarcastically!!!)" Ya see, "any word . . ." means: "Have you heard anything about what was - or could still be - a possible adoption match?" The short answer is, "not … [Read more...] about God and His Timing
Talking to our son about how he came into our family can be complicated. Talking to our son about why he can't eat freeze pops and ice cream for dinner is complicated. He, like most toddlers and pre-schoolers, desires to know and understand the world around him. The easiest way to discuss anything and everything is by using books. And not just by playing, "let's balance these on our … [Read more...] about Adoption Books My Son Loves
As I am sure you know, sometimes life throws unexpected curves and unplanned challenges. We know you are facing one of life’s unexpected challenges. Please do not give up hope. For Matt and I, we both faced many challenges before we met. One was the challenge of wondering: will we ever find someone to share our life with? Then we found one another, and were eager to start a family right … [Read more...] about Dear Beautiful Woman Considering Adoption