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Nora Joy

The kids have been passing around a head cold and in their generosity they even shared it with Birdie.  Thanks guys. So she’s fighting that nasty old head cold too….and this morning I was trying to get her to smile at me while all cocooned in everyone’s big favorite chair.  Normally she smiles easily and…

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What a Difference!!

A year ago today was Leap Year and Liberty and I were in China. It was one of the fourteen most monumental days in our lives as a short little princess walked (okay, so it was against her will) into our lives. Thinking back to China I cannot help but smile and rejoice at all…

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Firsts

As an adoptive parent of older little ones, I remember being so sad to have missed all the “firsts”:  first smile, first bath, first tooth (which in this mama’s opinion might actually be a perk.  Teething is so not fun for anyone!), first crawl, first step…. BUT seriously, no doubt, every mama longs to have…