we’ve gotcha

The stout and stern, dark-haired judge scared the living heck out of us. She fired one question after another and the sweat beaded on Craig's head. The kind translator had warned us ahead of time not to look at herself, but to look only at the judge, when it was time for the translator to … Continue reading we’ve gotcha

an unbreakable bond

I rolled over restlessly at the first morning light and spotted the thick, folded pile of papers that had been pushed under my door.  My heart dropped to my feet and I jumped up to grab them.  For an eighth of a second I thought - did he run away? did he hurt himself? - … Continue reading an unbreakable bond

live as though everything is a miracle

She was speaking to a ballroom overflowing with women, but at that moment, it was as if I was the only one there.  I saw her final question, "What is God leading YOU to do?" float slowly above me until suddenly, wham, I felt like I was hit over the head. "Adoption."    That's what … Continue reading live as though everything is a miracle

peace, love and homeschooling

Like putting sore, tired feet in front of the fire, homeschooling has brought peace and rejuvenation to our hearts and to our household. And sleep!  Ahhhh, did I mention sleep?  We were running on caffeine and fumes for far too long, and this past winter I finally saw the light. We had a cold evening … Continue reading peace, love and homeschooling

things are not always what they seem

For the dear life of me, I could not justify the angry, hateful looks I was getting from the woman a few people ahead of me at the check-out line. On this particular day about three years ago, Marina and I were driving by one of our favorite stores, Brainstorm, and decided to pull in … Continue reading things are not always what they seem