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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…

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A Disruption

I’m not an expert on disruption. Not at all. And in a perfect world, there would be no disruption. But we can say, from our very limited experience, that four years ago today a very terrified 9 year old joined our family as our 12th and August 24th became one of the sweetest days of…