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Bringing Desi Home

Dear sweet, sweet friends and family,

I cannot believe we are finally here! In less than a week, Matt and I will be loading into an airplane to go to Korea a second and final time to bring home our sweet boy, Desmond. 1,205 more words

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Book Review: The Magic of Motherhood by Ashlee Gadd

I love the blog Coffee & Crumbs. It was established right after Jimmie was born and I have been reading it ever since then. It has helped me cope with the bad days, enjoy the good days, and accept my feelings about motherhood. 420 more words

Praying in the Front Seat

This morning I was dropping off my son’s medicine at the Junior High. I was rushing from school to school because it’s STAAR testing day in the great State of Texas. 486 more words

The Daily Grind

Diversity Training

I recently sat in a diversity in the workplace course.  The course discussed all types of diversity – age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, etc. 663 more words

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Words Have Power

I’m a word girl (obviously). Our words have the power to encourage, tear down, inspire and destruct. Our words—the way we talk and write—are indicative of what we think about and value. 252 more words

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Support Networks

During Stage 1 of the adoption process we were asked to create what was called an “Eco-map” to represent the family, friends and co-workers who we thought made up the network of people who would support us during the approval process and after we adopted our child/children. 793 more words

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"Knock the Unicorn Off the Cloud"

From Rebecca, my new found firstborn daughter, in her own words:

What happens when the people that you MOST want to talk about your life and adoption with are also the people who might be the most confused and hurt by what you have to say? 1,002 more words

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