Hope

I don’t really know how to write about everything that’s going on in our world. It makes me so sad I can hardly stand it. There are times that hope seems lost, but then I look at these small people: This family is my greatest joy and hope. And our children...

First snow and miles to go

Our first snow came this week.  It’s been lovely. I think that living here year-round has taught me so many things, but the most important is that I can choose joy no matter the weather. Some are happy about the snow.  Some are not.  Some wish it would stay,...

Totality

The eclipse was last week, and it was absolutely life-changing. I’ve found that every experience takes on a different meaning when you are trying to adopt. You miss the one that isn’t there. You ache to share the sweet things in the world. Our home would...

Finding her wings

This is the summer for our five year old.  She’s losing teeth, she’s learning her bike, and best of all, she’s really starting to swim! There is no joy like watching your children grow.  I feel so blessed to be with mine in their...

Happiness

“That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great. When it comes to one, it comes as naturally as sleep.” -Willa...

Happy

My kids often get asked what they want to be when they grow up. The answer is always the same:...