When I wrote earlier this week about the dentists visiting the orphanage in Kyengera Uganda I wasn’t able to find the photos Elitia sent me in the email. After a round in the ring with myself for losing them, I bothered her to send them again. I felt terrible because I know every bit of … Continue reading Dentist Visit at the Orphanage
Our church has an incredible ministry for adoption and last night we enjoyed gathering a small support group for families considering adoption or for currently in the process. I was asked to share the journey we took on our adoption of Kira with the group. It is always my pleasure to share what God … Continue reading Attachment in Adoption
It is always a scramble around five in the evening. Someone needs a ride somewhere quickly and they make it obvious that I’m holding them up. Kira is cranky, tired and hungry. So am I. Someone is banging on the piano for a last minute practice before the lesson. The after school explosion of mess … Continue reading Medicine for Chaos
Our adoption is complete. This is Mary Beth, our lawyer, and Kira in the court room. At six-thirty in the morning we strapped Kira into her car seat and entered the rush hour of Houston traffic as the whole city attempts to funnel oversized motor vehicles into the downtown area. We were on our way … Continue reading Congratulations Kira: you are African and American.
The children in Uganda at our orphanage saw a dentist this weekend for the first time! Adams and Elitia found a group of dentists who would come to the orphanage and set up a clinic in the church and clean teeth. They also made a long list of work that needs to be done. We … Continue reading Helping up vs. Handing out
Kevin is carrying the diaper bag! He’ll be horrified to see a picture of himself with a purse. Jordan drove to church. The boys were in the back seat. jack loves to carry Kira from the car into church- every Sunday, he says that’s how he plans to get buff On Easter Day we … Continue reading How to get future daughter-in-laws to like you
Of all the holidays in the year, Easter has the least hype and prep and the most significance. Because our house goes on the market Monday I chose not to decorate this year. In the absence of all the reminders that it’s a special holiday it doesn’t change the significance. We don’t need the eggs, … Continue reading the best seller of all time