Monthly Archives: December 2013


As much as I’d like to admit that I’ve tried to have zero expectations, I have failed. I fail daily. Hourly, if you really want to call a spade a spade. Going into adoption at all, let alone adopting an older child, I kept telling myself not to have expectations. Not to think about how […]

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Mary, Henry and Nikki

I suppose I could drag out my posts and do a post per day, but it’s the Holidays and time is precious, right? Not to downgrade these awesome paintings or the darling recipients of course! First up is Nikki – She’s my cousin’s daughter. A bright, beautiful 8th grader (how is that possible?) and she […]

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Everyday is an Emotional Adventure

It is clear that this adoption is nothing short of an emotional adventure. One that somedays I navigate well, and others I am a puddle of messy goo. It is never easy to adopt a new norm. It is never is easy to change. I know that whether you bring a baby home fresh from […]

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