The Post I Never Expected To Write About Adoption {Our Disrupted Adoption}

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Well, it’s time I peel back the curtains a little bit and tell you about our adoption journey the past 8¬†months. I’ve hinted on more than one occasion that things were rough and there was a guest blog post I wrote on We Are That Family where I gave some cryptic details, BUT very few […]

Failure to Thrive?

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As I write this, I’m sitting at Panera immediately after Asher’s 9 Month well check. I’m trying to catch a few moments to myself and process after a few hard days emotionally. The latest wave to crash against me? Hearing the pediatrician mention the words “failure to thrive” in reference to Asher. I mean…have you […]

An Embassy Tale

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And now, a fun story that will be written down in our adoption journal… While we were in Washington, D.C for the 2:1 Conference, our Dossier paperwork was in the same city. I knew it was there and joked about wondering if they needed me to hand-deliver it somewhere to speed up the process. A […]

Dossier…Check!

I am beyond giddy to be able to announce that we are finally DTE status. What is DTE? Dossier to Ethiopia! Our paperwork process has been a rather long one compared to some, but we are confident that God’s timing is perfect. We’ve had bumps in the road with our paperwork~sometimes it was our fault, […]

My Favorite Family Portrait…

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One of the pictures I didn’t share yesterday when I talked about the “My” Sight Word Book Jonah and I made together was this… Did you catch it? Look closely… Did you see those extra bodies on the right hand side? You see, even though our family TECHNICALLY looks like this (atleast for the next […]

Treasures For You…

Since I’ve been posting about Jonah’s Pirate Birthday Party, it’s only natural that I share a few hidden treasures with you! Trust me, we’ll be back to the the last of the Pirate Party details soon… Treasure #1:¬† I posted over at The MOB Society about the Hidden Treasure we’ve found over the past 10 […]

Stitches by Sara {Coupon Code Alert}

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Ooooh… Aaaah… Ooooh… Aaaah… Ooooh… Aaaah… Show me more!! Aww, come on…Is that all you’ve got? This is just to let you know that my Etsy Shop (Stitches By Sara) is open again! I’ve been working very hard behind the scenes trying to get everything ready to go and it’s time to sell. I’ve still […]

Sunday Morning

Singing this today and reminding myself that God is in charge. While I’m anxious about adoption paperwork and trusting on God to provide the funds for His calling, I shouldn’t be. I’m trying to rest in His peace today and trust Him to guard my heart and mind….battlefields for my focus. By the way, have […]

Yearning

It’s funny to me how you can miss someone so much that you haven’t even met yet. In these days leading up to little brother’s birth, I find myself yearning for ALL of my babies to be home. Not just little brother growing within, but also little sister from afar. It’s somewhat strange to be […]

Adoption FAQ #5: Boy or Girl?

We really struggled with this decision. I mean REALLY struggled. We originally said we were open to either gender. How could we choose? It felt like if we were to pick a gender, we were taking control of things instead of letting God work…and as we’ve already established, God is in charge of building this […]