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5 years ago today, my birth father passed away; one month before I lost my baby, and over 2 years before I found him.

I wish I could have met him. 1,669 more words


The Author of our Lives

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church

September 25, 2016

Selected verses from Genesis 38 and 50

Joseph is Jacob’s second youngest son, and the first-born son of Jacob’s favorite wife, making him Jacob’s favorite son. 2,152 more words

Still hoping for change

A few days ago, I received a surprise email from a new student at the university where I work. Her heartfelt message touched me, and she gave me permission to share it with my readers. 707 more words

Transracial Adoption

Fitting in and standing out

It’s like I never left. My brain has clicked back into place where I etched a rough guide on how to move around in Korea and what to expect. 437 more words


Stop Treating Me Like Your Daughter!

A wise mentor once told me, “Almost every conflict/frustration/disappointment in life can be traced back to an unmet expectation. If spelled out clearly in the beginning, you can avoid a lot of heartache!” Unfortunately, this key piece of advice that I now live by came a little too late – several years after my birth family reunion! 1,086 more words


Branches of the Birth Family Tree

Here’s a brief update for those who have been following my birth family discovery as I met new cousins this weekend. 

It was great.

I met two brothers and their wives. 399 more words