Surgery Day

This is how our morning began, with Mimi in one pre-op room and Sweet Pea in the next. The surgeries went well, but Sweet Pea had a hard time waking up. She is doing fine now and we hope to head home in a little bit.

We’ve gotten lots of jokes about “family discounts” and “two for one” deals. We’re just happy that Mimi is now tonsil-free and Sweet Pea’s sinuses are in better shape.

My friend, Hanna, is here from Ethiopia and did a wonderful presentation about her ministry, Children’s Heaven, on Tuesday morning. I have some pictures to post later.

Thank you for stopping by.


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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. KT
    November 19, 2008

    Glad to see your daughters are healing, and we will be praying for Hanna as well!!

  2. Leslie
    November 20, 2008

    I’m glad they are doing well. I can’t wait to hear about Hanna. All the best to everyone.

  3. lorismusings
    November 20, 2008

    Praying for the girls and hoping that everyone is doing well.


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