Last Sunday at church we were singing a worship song that I’m sure I’ve sung for a decade and can’t for the life of me tell you the name or artist but all the sudden I was hit and hit hard.  The song has one line in it about being adopted sons and daughters.  And … More Adoption

Happy Sad

Happy Sad. That’s the best I could come up with to explain how yesterday felt.  We are now the foster turned adoptive parents for Addison. That’s the outcome for us for yesterday’s court hearing.  The implications for us of course are huge but the implications for Addison and her mother are so much bigger.  We … More Happy Sad

Not Daddy

  Happy Father’s Day, a day late!  We had a great day.  Early morning with tea and coffee on the front porch watching the kittens play followed by serving in the children’s ministry at church.  I made Tim a huge pan of Chocolate Delight, BD got him a Save Ferris t-shirt which he loved so … More Not Daddy


A year ago our lives changed so dramatically it is hard to rap my graying head around some days.  Our BD came to live with us just 12 short months ago today.  We agreed to a foster placement that had the potential to become an adoption placement.  Case workers asked us repeatedly if we were … More Anniversary

How To Do Mondays

The maintenance man/sometime front desk receptionist at BD’s daycare said of our little princess this morning that she “shows people how to do Mondays.”  She bee bops into the daycare, all 30.5 inches of personality, giving high fives and fist bumps to some, throwing kisses to everyone and putting a smile on everyone’s face. And … More How To Do Mondays