My grandmother was born 86 years ago as the 9th child of 14 siblings. She grew up on a farm where everyone was taught hard work and nothing was ever left to waste. Seriously, to this day she still reuses her paper plates. Because of her upbringing, she’s always been thrifty but she also never… Continue reading Legends Never Die
There’s approximately 42 minutes left of my birthday. I don’t want to fall asleep. I want to capture every minute of it. I love birthdays. Everyone’s birthdays! I love to celebrate for my loved ones. But I especially love MY birthday. I celebrate all week, sometimes all month! There’s something magical about a girl’s birthday.… Continue reading The Birthday Wish
The last few months have been pretty brutal on Mikel and I. Life has really just been rough lately. We’ve tried to stay positive and with the help of our family, we are making it through. Here’s what has been going on: On November 10th, we got a phone call about a baby. We were… Continue reading Almost.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked about surrogacy. I’ve even had a couple of friends offer to be a surrogate for us and carry our baby. While we are deeply touched by the gesture, we always decline. I want to be a mother in the worst way, but in the RIGHT… Continue reading Love makes a family.
I am forever changing. I mean, we all are, aren’t we? Constantly evolving and growing. I am not the same person I was two years ago when we started this adoption adventure. Perhaps that is why I am still waiting.. I have more evolving to do. Two years ago, I believe I was a pretty… Continue reading Wise guy.
Anyone who thinks that adoption is about an “unwanted” child has never experienced adoption. On the contrary, my experience with adoption has been quite opposite. We are fighting for this baby! We have prayed harder than I ever thought possible. We have taken countless tests and trainings. We have begged and pleaded to be blessed… Continue reading Wanted
The weather was awful this past Saturday. Snow and ice covered the streets from here to Pittsburgh. I couldn’t let the winter weather stop us, though. There were too many people counting on us. It was time to deliver the bags from Project Love! Project Love is very close to my heart. I started it… Continue reading ‘Tis the season