Helpless

Helpless

Helpless: deprived of strength or power; powerless; incapacitated. Helpless: the only word that fits this situation. Haiti’s citizens are in a state of desperation. They are trying to create a better country for themselves and right now that is resulting in...
Meeting Stanley… There Are No Words

Meeting Stanley… There Are No Words

There really are no words. I’ve tried writing this post four or five times now. I don’t know how to start or what to write. Or how to describe any of it… How do I write about the culture shock of Haiti? How do I write about the sounds and the smells and the...
We Have Some News…

We Have Some News…

Sooooooo…. we have some news. 😍 As many of you know, Mark and I signed up to adopt from Ethiopia in February 2008. After numerous home study visits with a social worker, endless amounts of paperwork (bank statements, letters of employment, reference letters,...
Listen to Mrs. Claus

Listen to Mrs. Claus

“No no no,” I insist. “We’re not dressed for photos.” After 20 minutes in line (a very reasonable amount of time- thank you Richmond Centre for your reservation system!), we’re finally the next family to meet with the Big Guy. While...
What Kind Of Mom Am I?

What Kind Of Mom Am I?

“Mom, I need a bandaid,” Sam says as he walks towards me with a scraped and bleeding finger. It’s his third or fourth injury since we arrived at our campsite the day before. “Oh buddy… you used our only bandaid yesterday on your knee when...