waiting is for the weak

When we were in the process of adopting Joseph, we finally got word that his in-country court date was set for July. I stared at the calendar and time eked by. I rearranged books in the nursery and resorted tot-sized toys. I made up my mind. My mama heart couldn’t wait any longer. I hammered […]

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thanking teachers this Christmas

Teachers deserve a thank you. More than that — they deserve a standing ovation.¬†Teachers¬†invest all they have¬†into our most precious gifts, often quietly and without fanfare. When I had the chance to partner again with Hallmark, I knew who I wanted to buy a Christmas gift¬†for — my son’s teacher. Joseph is in his first […]

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so very merry

Can you believe it? Christmas is here! I’ve taken a bit of a blogging break here in December. I’ve been fingerpainting Christmas trees and frosting snowman cookies and experiencing advent through the eyes of two little ones, and it’s been so very merry. But I just wanted to take a little minute, in the midst […]

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i want to send you a christmas card!

I love Christmas cards. I love sending them, and I love receiving them, too. There’s something about giving and receiving handwritten notes and cards.¬†I’m the first to admit:¬†I’m glued to my iPhone and guilty of posting a billion Instagrams, but not printing enough photos. I can fire off an e-mail like nobody’s business, but I […]

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