Prepping and Praising

My head is spinning. We are weeks – mere weeks from flying to Ukraine for our final trip to *God willing* bring our boys home. This mama is seriously nesting. I have brought home 6 babies from the hospital – spent months, weeks, days anticipating each homecoming. Obsessed over cleaning our home, purchased every item … More Prepping and Praising

Our First Trip

I am so excited to share what God has done in our adoption journey the past few months! We have had some heartbreaks along the way, but in the end, we believe we are pursuing God’s will. You probably know that we were pursuing six Ukrainian orphans for adoption. We then had some complications and … More Our First Trip

Sink or Swim

I hope I can accurately describe our current season. May I share that we have never been through a more taxing, more faith demanding season than this. I have survived through childhood sexual abuse and all the many agonizing situations that has created through the years, deployments, deaths, miscarriage … but no season has stretched … More Sink or Swim

Just a Mom

I am just a mom. I change diapers. I cook meals. I traverse mounds of laundry in a futile attempt to keep clean and folded clothes in everyone’s dressers. I kiss boo-boos. I snuggle and sing lullabies. I dust … okay, so maybe that’s a pipe dream, but someday … it *could* happen. Did I … More Just a Mom

Parallels of Hope

There is a unique process when adopting from Ukraine. You must go through the entire adoption process of being approved from America and Ukraine without knowing the child you are adopting. Once you get to Ukraine you look through files of children that fall within your home study approved specifics of gender, age, and level … More Parallels of Hope

We Remember

There is a stark reality that orphans in Ukraine will face, apart from adoption. Ten percent who age out of the system will commit suicide within the first year of aging out. Over ten percent will end up in prison. Six out of ten girls will be forced into violent sex trafficking. These statistics haunt … More We Remember