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And finally…

Pulling into our driveway with our little girl was so surreal. We walked into the house and George and Ruby were waiting with open arms! They were so excited to meet their new sister. They all loved on and hugged each other and have never looked back. Emile never had a transition time in our […]

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Coming Home…

So now I was working and pregnant. School had started in early September and I won’t lie it was a huge struggle. When I had taught before I had no kids and I could put a 110% into what I was doing but now life was different. I was trying to put 110% into teaching […]

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Taking Control…

Coming home from court I was filled with excitement that God was going to use to me and Nick to help both Emile and her belly mommy. I had big plans but little did I know God had other plans… Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord. […]

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Divine Meeting…

Yes, I know I am horrible at this blogging every day.  Life definitely gets in the way.  Sick kiddos came first.  May has been one whirlwind month.  I have lots of respect for the “real” bloggers out there.  I have also been really praying about the best way to tell our story.  There are SO […]

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Approved or Bust

May 13th Yes, I know it’s been a little while. Finding time to blog has been a challenge with our busy month but I will press on. :-)  I have spent the morning going through old journals to make sure I don’t forget the big miracles God did for us through this time and boy… HE […]

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Call heard ‘Round the World…

May 8th Ok so I have not blogged for the last two days. It’s only the 8th day and I’ve discovered that blogging every day for 31 days is quite hard for a mom of 3. Life has definitely gotten in the way. I just read something that fits perfectly today… When obstacles arise you […]

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Journey to the Call – Part 2

After living in Boston for almost a year and having our 2nd miscarriage we decided that it was time to be around friends and family again.  Neither of us wanted to go back to Florida so we set our sights on Louisville, KY.  Nick was born and raised in Louisville and had lots of family […]

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Part 1: Journey to the Call

Last night I was completely wiped out and did not have the brain power to make a post so my amazing husband stepped up and did a guest post for me. (I am sure more of those will pop up in the next 25 days!) BUT… That leads me to my first tip to becoming […]

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Day 3

We promised 31 days of blog posts… Well today has been super busy and I am wiped out so Nick is going to share with you tonight.  Enjoy! Nick:  God definitely works in mysterious ways.  Adoption was not something that we just decided to do on our own.  It was an idea that God planted in […]

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Meet Shelby

Last night as I sat in bed I thought, “Man what have I gotten myself into?  What do I really have to share? God, are you sure?”  Well after a lot of arguing with God and praying I decided that I would start from the beginning.  I had planned on starting today with talking about […]

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