this week

a few things that made my week:   1) these boys (because they are not just examples for one another, but they are also cousins and friends) {and because we got to hug them tight before they leave for the next two years}   2) meeting this beautiful woman (because she is my mentor and guide) {and because i also…

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faith counts

monday i shared some thoughts i have had on faith recently. as i reflect back on our journey through infertility, adopting two beautiful children, going through miscarriage, another adoption failing, and our daughter having so many special needs both physical and mental, i have thought about how faith has worked in my life. there have been times when i have…

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multiplication is simple

brad and i often discuss eden’s education. she is 14 physically, but her school “age” is anywhere between grades 2-5 and it’s a constant source of stress and worry for me. one evening several months ago, isaac made this comment: i like multiplication, it’s simple, you just F.O.I.L. then there’s division, and it’s like ugh! it’s not repeated subtraction! multiplication…

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this week

this week:   i am doing something a little different.  i am joining together with 4 other women all next week to highlight a few special women we love who are women worth mentioning and are quietly doing good. the women who are joining me, are also quietly doing good and women worth mentioning.  watch next week as i highlight…

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this week

a few things that made my week:   1) isaac (because he returned from EFY happy and healthy) {and also because he was both physically and spiritually fed}   2) this secret told (because little cousin had an extra special secret to share with big cousin who was very interested) {and though the secret wasn’t quite understood, it made the…

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sisters

when i look at myself in the mirror, i am most definitely my harshest critic.  why do we as women do that?  why are we so hard on ourselves? then add to that how as sisters we may often judge one another, or compare ourselves to one another.  why do we do that?  why do we separate ourselves like that?…

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bless you

the other day eden and i were driving around.  if you’ve been here awhile, you may be thinking to yourself, “kay, you’re always driving in the car with eden”, and hey, i hear you, but i also believe the very best stories begin with a car ride. me: ACHOO! eden: bless you. me: thank you! phew!  i need to learn…

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this week

a few things that made my week:   1) this kid (because he loves to fill his life with good things) {and because look how handsome he is}   2) this moment captured (because it is between two cousins, big and little, who love each other) {and also because it means we were with all the loved ones}   3)…

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what i learned from my social media fast

on june 3, 2018 the youth of our church participated in an amazing event.  our beloved prophet, president russell m. nelson, and his wife wendy, held a special, worldwide devotional just for them. PC: LDS Church he issued a few challenges: hold a seven-day fast from social media make a weekly sacrifice of time to the Lord for three weeks keep…

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a real dad

this past week as i was pondering about father’s day, the church posted this article on their blog.  in it the father is speaking about a question that often presents itself to parents who have adopted children.  the question about the children’s “real parents”.  in this case the “real dad”. Them: “I didn’t know two of your girls are adopted—that’s…

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