Three Cheers for Daddy

It’s been quite an experience living without a computer for the past week. I’ve missed blogging, emailing, and working on projects. On the other hand, I’ve done a lot more reading and I think I’ve been less distracted.

Initially I thought I was completely cut off until I woke up one morning remembering that the Google Nexus I own can be used as more than an electronic planner/calendar. I bought it because I don’t have a smart phone and I needed a better means of keeping track of our crazy lives. I also needed something to chime at me and remind me of events; it seemed I was constantly in a state of panic remembering the next commitment with only minutes to spare. I just couldn’t hold it all in my head.

I’ve been forced to learn how to use this thing, although I still can’t copy and paste the BlogHer review I was supposed to post yesterday. It’s even got a good give away. Hopefully I can put it up tomorrow.

The kids and I have done well on our own, but we sure miss Russ and the big kids. Russ will arrive today and a car full of big kids will arrive late tonight. We’re ready for the energy they’ll bring.

The kids cheered when I told them their daddy is arriving tonight. He is definitely the fun and adventuresome parent; he’ll have the Hobie Cat set up and in the water tomorrow.

There is lots going on that is just too hard to blog about right now. I’m thinking, praying, processing . Thanks for being on the journey with me, even when I don’t have inspiring words to share.



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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. Emily
    August 2, 2013

    Thank you, Lisa–your presence here is an encouragement. I know it is to your children right now, too, as you enjoy your special place together. Please know that I am praying for you–that even if you don't hear words of direction from the Lord right now, you know His presence. May His peace guard you.

  2. Doris Mae
    August 2, 2013

    Enjoy them while you have them!

  3. Emily
    August 2, 2013

    three cheers for mom, too.
    love you so much- wish i was there!
    xoxoxo, the fairy godmother 🙂

  4. charity
    August 2, 2013

    thought i'd share something that just came to mind, when I was a younger mom and had a harder time "hearing" god over the noise of babies, and busyness of life, I carried this around with me. " I believe in the sun even when it is not shining, I believe in love even when I feel it not, I believe in god even when He is silent." hope you have plenty of moments of joy. love ya.


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