Sunday Gratitude 3.22.15

yellow daffodils from Beza and an orange mug to remember Kalkidan
yellow daffodils from Beza and an orange mug to remember Kalkidan

giving thanks #1631 – 1640

coffee with a friend while kids played – it’s been awhile

great hand-me-down baseball cleats for both boys

Noah and Samuel helping Russ unload the trailer full of patio furniture passed to us by friends

our favorite doctor at Seattle Children’s making special arrangements to see Beza

a friend dropping by with fragrant lilies – now on my dining room table

celebrating Samuel’s 22nd birthday today (although his birthday was the 11th)

getting lost in a book

a kind husband who opens all of my medical bills and never burdens me with the numbers

worship music as I cook

groceries restocked by Annarose

Have a wonderful Sunday, friends.





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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. kristine barr
    March 22, 2015

    Glad to see some peace in a world of hurt.

  2. AmyE
    March 22, 2015

    Thank you for modeling gratefulness in the midst of your heartache. After back to back out of control rages over the past few days with my youngest from a hard place, I'm going to do th same. Starting with being thankful for hot water that I can stand under for a really, long time. 🙂

  3. Maureen Curtin Evermann
    March 22, 2015

    Lisa, you are truly blessed with a beautiful family and a God who love you – who loves al of us!


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