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Letting Go of Control

The heart of man plans his way,     but the Lord establishes his steps--Prov. 16:9. I have two young children plus two foster children living at my house right now, yet my house feels strangely empty. We dropped our nine-year-old daughter off for her first week at sleep-away camp yesterday, and my mama heart beat anxiously… Continue reading Letting Go of Control

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Who Am I?: Answering the Tough Questions

Who am I? This question is probably one of the most common questions that adopted children ask at some point in their lives. The feelings of insecurity can crop up at the most unexpected moments and leave them filled with questions. At nine years old, my oldest child has been asking those questions for years.… Continue reading Who Am I?: Answering the Tough Questions

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Make This a Week of Yes

  "Mom, you were the nicest mom today!" My little boy proclaimed this as he grinned from ear to ear, his wet clothes dripping puddles onto my kitchen floor. What brought about this declaration of love? I had said yes to splashing in the creek behind our home. My three darlings squealed with delight when… Continue reading Make This a Week of Yes