For years my husband and I longed to have children. When holidays came around, our desire for a family intensified. It didn't seem right for two adults to sit around dying Easter eggs. The absence of a child was, well . . .a downer. In our effort to keep our spirits high, my husband and I gave one another Easter baskets. And now, we have a child! And this year, finally . . . he's old enough to … [Read more...] about Prayer, Wine, Chocolate, Easter.
From My Heart to Yours: Thank you. Thank you for taking the time to seriously consider this option. It's not easy, but it demonstrates how much you care about the life of your child. Thank goodness pregnancy is typically nine months and not nine weeks. Taking the time to consider an adoption plan is admirable - even though not everyone will agree. Please talk to your family about adoption. … [Read more...] about From My Heart: The 10 things I want all women considering adoption to hear . . .
Your Kindness should be known to all. The Lord is near. Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:5-7 A few years ago I heard my brother-in-law talking about "The Secret". He spoke with such … [Read more...] about How “The Secret” Reinforced My Faith
I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving holiday and are now getting into a festive spirit! I thought I would let you know about some small businesses, so if you are looking for gift ideas and want to support a smaller company, look no further! Pour yourself a cup of coffee or hot chocolate or wine and have fun browsing and shopping! SaongJai SaongJai offers heartfelt, handcrafted, Catholic … [Read more...] about Small Business Saturday 2015
This post contains affiliate links. Please see my About Me page for details. In Part 1, I stated that my husband and I are mainly pursuing a private adoption for financial reasons. This is true and was our motivation at first. However, now it is not the only reason. If you have adopted, considered adoption or have ever talked to someone who has adopted – you have heard the process is … [Read more...] about Pursuing an Adoption Without an Agency: Part 2
This post contains affiliate links. Please see my About Me page for more details. The blessing of adoption made my husband and I a daddy and a mommy. Nothing in our life has ever brought us as much happiness or more grateful hearts than the gift and vocation of being parents. From the time we first spoke of starting a family, we always dreamt of several children. So our journey to building a … [Read more...] about Pursuing an Adoption Without an Agency: Part 1