Not always sunshine and rainbows…

I think I am a fairly positive, glass is half full person BUT I definitely have my days when life seems to be anything BUT sunshine and rainbows! Several nights ago I had a terrible headache and it was time for dinner.  My precious Bethany wanted to do watercolor painting which seems to be her…

First time since 2003…

So with the beginning of the school year my life for the first time in 10 years finds me without a child at home!  Can anyone else relate??  Did you send your baby off to Kindergarten this year?  I know I am not alone and yet I did have a moment of oh my goodness…

Sweet Bethany turns 5!!!

As I celebrate my precious girls life today I reflect how she came into our hearts and lives 5 years ago!!!  I must first back track a bit to the summer of 2007 and while on a mission trip to Haiti God planted a seed in my heart to adopt a baby of color.  Todd…

Quality not Quantity

I don’t know about you but as a parent I am continually feeling guilty that I don’t spend enough time with my kids.  YES I am with them everyday, cooking for them,  getting them to and from school, different activities and sports so yes there is time spent and conversation to be had, we even…

Happy Birthday Jackson!!

Dear Jackson, I cannot believe it has been 9 years since you were born.  Oh how I remember that day as though it were yesterday, June 6, 2003.  Your Daddy and I could hardly wait to welcome our long awaited, much prayed for son into the world.  We had prayed and tried to have a…

A Fathers Love

As I sit here today on this first Fathers Day without the most amazing Daddy I ever knew, my husband Todd!  I didn’t think that today would be so hard but I can’t help but struggle through this day with a heavy heart.  I cry and cry thinking about my kids not having the opportunity…

Bethany turns 4!

    Dear Bethany, I can’t believe you are 4, where has the time gone?  I praise God often for your infectious smile, laugh and the sense of humor that reminds me so much of your Daddy.  You love your Callie kitty, your babies and all your friends so much!  You are a big cuddler…