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“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…

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Complicated

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….

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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…

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Our Girl Birdie

As I’ve mentioned before, we’ve found bonding to be a delicate dance. Some steps forward, some back, some round-n-round, some waltzing, some tripping, maybe even some head-banging…always overshadowed with large doses of prayer…and then ever-so-slowly things begin to breakthrough… True smiles begin….. And they just keep coming… And most mornings I’m greeted by this expression…

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We Could Have….

What a beautiful week in Arizona!! The weather (for those who prefer the cooler) is just now beginning to cool.  It makes me smile.  This Buffalo-grown girl loves that it’s just now turning from sleeveless-to-short sleeve weather and we’re already well into November. I think it was 1978, Dw was in law school and it…