Four: God With Us

In every year of my marriage I have learned something new. There was love, grace, and this past year: God with us. Last year around this time I found out I was pregnant with our second child and we chose the name Jarrett Emmanuel. Little did we know the impact that name would have on our family. “God […]


The Cost of Adoption

Adoption is an enormous investment and the cost in a lot of cases is very high. People ask often how much adoption costs. Here’s the short answer: The home study, the background checks (federal and state), constant prayers, the mailing and faxing and shipping, the tears, the profile books, the application fees, the worry, the legal […]

An Unlikely Pair

This morning I found my kids jumping on the bed. Mozart radio was playing in the background on Pandora. The irony and incongruity of the scene was not lost on me. Mozart’s beautiful works are a strange juxtaposition to wild and rambunctious boys. But there they were, dancing and jumping to Serenade No.13.  Grace is […]

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On Eden and Earth Day

My kids love running around naked outside. Despite my best efforts to clothe them, shirts and shorts are always flying especially now that the weather is getting warmer. Something inside them entreats them to get back to the way things used to be, to return to the relationship for which our hearts are always longing.  Often unrecognizable except […]