Rejoicing in God's Goodness

Last weekend our niece got married. It was a lovely wedding as well as great family time. I stole these two photos from my sister-in-law’s blog, I hope you don’t mind Lori! Above you can see five of the lovely girl cousins at the reception. They have a wonderful, relationship and love to be together. My girls are the two tall ones in the middle, MK is on the left and H is on the right.

In other happy moments, yesterday we had our first snow! Russ and I went for an early morning walk. It was raining when we left, but twenty minutes later it began to snow. Before long the fields were covered and it was beautiful. In celebration of the first snow of the season, I made hot chocolate for the children. A. sipped hers from her favorite ladybug mug and Little Boo sipped from her “stripes and flowers” mug. The boys grabbed any mug they could find, just happy to have hot chocolate.

One more good thing to share: Melissa Fay Greene has started a blog that you might enjoy. I am glad for more opportunities to read her work.

Have a great weekend!

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.


  1. PastorMac's Ann
    November 12, 2006

    Wonderful wedding photos – looks likes you all have a nice time.

    Praying that you get good news this week.

  2. Anonymous
    November 15, 2006

    your daughters are beautiful!! hoping for some news for you this week! -shelley

  3. the ewings
    November 16, 2006

    Your daughters inner beauty shows as well as their outer beauty! Praying that you hear something soon. So excited for you even though this time is so hard to wait through! Your on the verge, it’s like getting to the top of the mountain, you are just dying to see the view!

    Hang in there!



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