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From Closed to Open

I owe a debt of gratitude to countless adult adoptees who have schooled me on this adoption thing in the last year. I’ve learned to respect my daughter’s intersecting and layered identities as an individual, as my daughter, as an adoptee, as someone who has a first family and a life that preceded me. 1,011 more words


The Big Stuff

I realized something recently.  Hope’s epic disaster moments are easier for me to handle than the more routine dumb stuff teens do.

She doesn’t clean her room for a week, and I lose my ever-loving mind.  848 more words


For God's Glory

Everything will work for God’s Glory. Everything.

Joseph said to his brothers in Genesis 50:20, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good.” Joseph was referencing how his brothers sold him to merchants, telling their father Jacob he was killed, and Joseph’s subsequent rise to power that saved his family from drought and famine. 260 more words

Dealing With The Past

Searching for Self

The search for information about Hope’s family started a year ago for me. I starting digging for numerous reasons, I suppose, but mostly I was curious about how this kid ended up in my home instead of with her parents  or with some extended family.   1,006 more words


Spring Cleaning

I put all my emotions into the hospital they needed healing

I took a knife, cut off the Past and felt lighter

Sadness, grief and discontentment were all burned on stake in the Garden of Possibility… 36 more words


Shadow of a father (#0235) 03/24/15

I have instant karma. For example, today all of the coughing and sneezing at work was bugging me and I was a bit gruff to a friendly co-worker. 391 more words


Finding a Canyon, Realizing my Strength

Last year, I discovered an amazing place that wasn’t all that far from home. It’s called Providence Canyon, which according to the state site is Georgia’s ‘Little Grand Canyon.’ This highly visited site is “a testament to the power of man’s influence on the land. 630 more words