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What a week! In an hour we’ll head to the venue and begin cooking for Share Thanksgiving. As always, I have so much I want to write about and so little time. Here we go with a quick post.

*Advent begins this Sunday! If you don’t have a book, or candles, or anything at all, you’re not too late. My post, Advent: Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room, has some suggestions that will help you. I encourage you to keep it simple and enjoy the season.

* Thank you so much for the responses that are coming in for my Giving Voice to Siblings book. I am very excited about this project. I invite your kids to participate! If the deadline is too soon for you, I’m flexible.

September 2007

September 2007

You may be wondering why the title of this post is Book #2: Giving Voice to Siblings, when I haven’t announced the publication of Book #1. I’m happy to say that Book #1 is moving forward. My co-author and I have both had huge life challenges since we began writing. Thankfully, we are committed to the project and plan to finish strong. I’m so excited to share more with you when I can.

I’m interested in many topics related to adoption and parenting children from “hard places.” One has become a passion of mine in recent years.

How do we give voice to siblings when new children from “hard places” join the family?

Sunday Gratitude 11.22.15

giving thanks #1701- 1710 a bright, sunny Saturday boys riding bikes up and down the driveway Share Thanksgiving only three days away

Advent: Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room

If you’ve been reading my blog for long, you know I love Advent. I have so many things to write about today, but Advent begins in a little over a week (Sunday, November 29th), and it’s time to do a little planning. Advent is a time to settle down, calm our hearts, and draw closer to […]

So, it’s Thursday Afternoon…

I’ve been wanting to sit down and write all week, but it’s been full of the unexpected and slightly challenging. Now it’s Thursday afternoon, and I can’t go an entire week without posting! Here we go – in bullet points. *Yesterday I gathered a fraction of the 1,000 paper cranes given to us on Kalkidan’s […]

Sunday Gratitude 11.8.15

This morning I woke up at 5:20 and knew I needed to get out of bed and give thanks. The Lord is so good to us and it is always helpful to record the blessings in my life. giving thanks #1691 – 1700 two days in Coeur d’ Alene while Russ was at a climate […]