Just My Hands

I'm embarrassed and, even more than embarrassed, but ashamed to admit that when we began considering different special needs, parenting a child with a limb difference(s) terrified me.  How would we do things like go fishing with Derek's family?  Or playing the piano like my family?  Guitar like his dad?  Using utensils?  School?  Bullying?  And …

Do Small Things

It's finally December, and while in some ways 2019 has flown by, in other ways we will be glad to keep moving forward.  This past year certainly hasn't panned out the way we anticipated or hoped.  Does it ever though? When we started out the year, as you know, we made changes to our waiting game, …

Ten Minutes

Two nights ago, I was crocheting in my chair like the little old lady I am inside and Derek was jogging on the treadmill when I heard a strange sound.  I was immediately suspicious and immediately anxious, but brushed it off.  A few seconds later, I heard it again, but louder, so I called for …

How We Dwell

It's been a hot minute and a half since our last post in January.  Honestly, it doesn't feel like it should be almost Thanksgiving...but here we are.  I took the last half a year and then some off from blogging and instead enjoyed being.  Honestly, it was kind of nice!  I never want to write …

The Biggest of Changes

Sometimes, even with the best of intentions, we have to make hard calls that mean major changes. In this particular instance, we're making the biggest of changes to make room for the smallest of people. As I've written about before, when we applied for our third international adoption in September, we did so wholeheartedly. We …

Present

Present: (adj.) being, existing, or occurring at this time or now; current. I normally don't do New Year's resolutions, and I've never specifically set out to choose a "word" for my year, but this year I really want (and need) to keep my focus on something to remind me to stay in the moment...and I …