Birdie’s Gift

In celebration of National Down Syndrome Awareness month, we share a bit about our own Down Syndrome gift – Miss Birdie. ****** Once upon a time, our little Birdie was being knit together in her mother’s womb.  By God’s great knowledge, love and mercy, as the miracle of life unfolded our sweet little baby girl…



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….


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…



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…