Heather and I have been texting back and forth lately for a few reasons. One, we are both writing for adoption.com/ adoption.org and it is amazing. What a blessing it is for the both of us. I don’t know which one it is more rewarding for!! But secondly, we are talking about our 2nd annual camping trip (which is this coming weekend!!!) Last year was our first year doing it and it was an incredible trip! You can check out my post about it here. This year, my parents are coming too. I cannot wait to share with you all what this year brings. Until then, check out Heather’s post below! Then check back next week for an update (hopefully from both of us!) Continue reading
I just love this picture of my parents and Jackson!!!
It seems lately we have a countdown for everything. A countdown to the last day of school. A countdown to camping with Heather and her family. A countdown to our next race. A countdown to our move as a family. A countdown to my office move. While all of these things are good I had a realization the other day that I am focusing too much on the future and losing sight of the here and now. Continue reading
I remember every single Mother’s Day that I was not a mom. In fact, I remember sitting in church one particular Sunday when they recognized all the mothers in church that day and I sat there crying, wondering when it was going to be my turn to be a mom. If this is you at this moment, know I think of you often. I remember the moments I questioned God’s plan for my life. I remember the moments wondering when it was going to be MY turn, our turn. I remember the moments of seeing pregnant bellies at every turn. I remember the moments of getting yet another baby shower invite in the mail. I remember them all. Becoming a mom did not erase them from my memory, they may be further back in my memory but they are still there. Continue reading
Oh snap. I never in my life thought I would be considered a writer. In fact, I don’t even know how I passed English class in high school! I did, however, take a creative writing class with Mr. Foster in high school. I loved it. I love expressing my feelings through writing. He always told me I was a good writer but I never thought I was. Maybe it was because I was in high school or maybe it was because I had very little self esteem back then. But then my husband pushed me outside of my comfort zone and encouraged me to start this blog. Continue reading
I can’t believe we have been married for eleven years! This last weekend we celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary. And if you know anything about me, you know that I love running. And what a better way to celebrate our anniversary than all THREE of us running a race!! JJ and I ran a 5k and Jackson ran a ¼ mile! Continue reading
As a follow up to my post last week, I first wanted to say thank you. Thank you for all of your positive messages and encouragement. It has been so awesome to have such a positive response to such a life changing decision. Someone said, “it isn’t always easy doing the right thing.” You are right, it sure isn’t. In fact, not too long ago at work, I was looking out the window over the city and realized, I am leaving all of this behind. Not that I am really sad to leave the city, in fact, I can’t stand being in the city and am looking forward to going back to where things are a little slower paced!! But it is still hard to “leave” what you have known as home for so long. Continue reading
“I wish we weren’t gone so much lately.” That thought crossed my mind the other day and then I was reminded why we have been gone so much lately, which brings me to this post. Remember a few posts back (well actually a lot of posts back) where I defined family and was reminded about how much family meant to us? Well it means enough to us that we are picking up our belongings and what we have called our residence the last 5-ish years and moving back “home.” Well not exactly where we last called home, but back to be with our family. All of our family. To eliminate all the need for speculation– we are moving to Mauston, Wisconsin. Now, before you think we have lost our minds, read on. Continue reading
Oh you guys, we are in trouble. Jackson is going to be the class clown. If you haven’t seen already he is really funny. In fact, the other day I said to him, how did you get so funny. To which he replied “Because everyone likes it.” Oh, great, not only is he funny, he knows he is funny. I am a little nervous for him to go to school next year. He may be giving his teacher a run for her money! Continue reading
Oh my goodness, y’all, I wish I could explain in words what it means to receive these writings from Heather. I didn’t know what to expect when we chose to have an open adoption but I can tell you I certainly was not expecting this. She opens my eyes to a whole new world. She inspires me to want more out of live. She has changed me. And her words are always so beautiful and inspiring. So very glad we get to share with you our journey from her point of view! Enjoy!