“Polka-Tots” Everywhere

Last post I mentioned that while Dw was in Africa we began to see “polka-tots” on a couple of our kiddos.  It started with Elijah and before long passed to Jubilee. So reaching far back into the recesses….do you guys remember back a couple of year ago – celebrating with us that Jubilee spoke her…



This post is for moms who have had life just go a little lot of haywire.  I’m talking the “this is not-for-the-faint-of-heart kind of stuff.  The things where you say, “I couldn’t make this stuff up.”  The things all-at-once that if you were a quitter, you’d have packed your bags and headed to a deserted island….



These last few days have been a blur for me. Just last week we drove through Houston and spent the night with friends of ours.  We actually got very lost on our way to our friends and saw much more of the Houston area than we had thought we would.  We traveled many of the…


Special Needs Beware!

Our family was seated at the very back of the enormous dining room in the Drury Hotel in Greenville, South Carolina at about 8:15am this morning eating our breakfast. I was feeding Ruby, our beautiful non-verbal 7-year-old African princess who also happens to be a quadriplegic in a wheelchair. Part way through breakfast we found…