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How Did We “Luck Out”??

Over the years many people have commented on how we seem to have “lucked out” and brought home the most amazing kids.  Although I’ve heard it more times than I could ever count, it still takes me by surprise!  Why am I surprised?  Because although I’m no expert and folks could call me crazy –…

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The Dance

So we’re home. The flights were good. At one point I was pushing Vernon one-handed who had his backpack full of books in his wheelchair while I precariously balanced his walker on one side of it, pulling with my other hand the loaded-with-documents-wheeling suitcase which had two duffel bags on top, and a diaper bag…

My Three Little Guys

Abi and Ryan are away for the wedding of  Abi’s close friend.  They’re actually in Iceland.  You know the place?  Heard about it in the news lately?   Yeah.  That Iceland.  The one with the volcano erupting. Uh-huh. Right. In the meantime, we have the tremendous joy of having  their three precious little guys for 9 days. These…

What Will Happen?

No surprise to anyone who has  been stopping by  Our Place Called Simplicity  that we are a family that happens to be  crazy-passionate about the orphan and always desperately desiring that each have a forever family  Our hearts grieve for treasures around the world waiting. When I hear of a little one longing for a…

Saturday

It has been an exceptionally busy week and today we decided to spend the morning baking as a team so we could enjoy brunch together and just hunker down in  chilly and rainy Phoenix.  This pile of treasures of ours totally loves  grating, whisking, chopping, frying, measuring, stirring, and grating some more. And that little…

The Handle

I was on our veranda for a few moments the other day and heading back into the house I saw it.  A smile broke out on my face and my heart smiled too. Fifty-four years old and I ‘get to’.   The sweet joy of my muddy door handle. Silly as it might seem, I…