My youngest girl, now age 13, made this adorable purse as her most recent crochet project. She did it entirely on her own by following a pattern in a book. I'm totally impressed by this because I cannot crochet or knit. Not one stitch. She also made the shawl she’s wearing. It was her first … [Read more...] about Crochet Therapy
"Yes. And yes." I've been an adoptive mom for nine years. By now I've learned when folks mean well with their questions or comments, and I've learned not to get offended. Unless people are part of an adopted family (extended or immediate) or have close friends who have adopted, they may not … [Read more...] about Are they yours? Or are they adopted?
As of last Sunday, it has been eight years since the day we finalized Lindsey's adoption. In the courtroom on Lindsey's adoption day, 2009: Eight years. In many ways, that feels like a lifetime ago. I look at that picture and I can hardly remember who we were then. Some of you have been … [Read more...] about Adopting a teen: 8 years later
In honor of National Adoption Month, I'm resharing some of my previous posts on the topic. If you're a longtime reader, you already know this is an issue close to my heart. If you're new, or if you (like me) tend toward a little motherhood-induced amnesia occasionally, I'll tell our story in a … [Read more...] about Adoption: greatest hits collection