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Adoption Update 6/21/21

    "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer"-Romans 12:12 Wow, Life is crazy, you guys.  Five years ago Michael responded to a call where he was running on foot and was hit by a car while on duty at work. That same month I found out I can't have any more kids… Continue reading Adoption Update 6/21/21

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For the First Time

For the first time today I told Blake in the car, "You are so difficult, sometimes." These are usually things and thoughts I reserve for myself, or conversations that Michael and I have privately. They are never things that I say to Blake. Around him I try to be as patient as I can. Understanding.… Continue reading For the First Time

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Adoption is for HIM

Stepping into adoption is ministry. It's discipleship. It's not a rescue mission to bring someone out of the circumstances they are in. It's not about my family being the hero and pulling our son out of their situation in Haiti. It's a story. A story of redemption. And it begins with Jesus. Jesus came to… Continue reading Adoption is for HIM

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A Plea to Teachers: from a special needs mom

This week I am advocating for my boy. Take note, world. Take note, teachers. This might be the face of autism for one that you know. We ended up switching B's teacher recently. Additionally, we've increased his counseling and OT services. A lot is going on with my little guy. Teachers, I know these times… Continue reading A Plea to Teachers: from a special needs mom

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Fundraising for Adoption

We've sold 130 puzzle pieces as of now for our adoption fundraiser. You're all amazing and beautiful, and my heart is overwhelmed with joy and gratitude. .via Paypal- outofessence@hotmail.com Via Venmo-@Brittney-Mason-8 We owe $11,000 in just a few months and, to be honest, we aren't sure where that money is going to come from. We… Continue reading Fundraising for Adoption

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So Far

"If you can't stop thinking about it, don't stop working for it." I saw this quote recently, and it immediately resonated with me. Before we even got to where we are now with an adoption, adoption was just a fleeting thought that would creep into my mind that I would dismiss. Our life is good now.… Continue reading So Far

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Adoption Prayer Cards

I know we have a long road ahead of us for this adoption, and the journey isn't going to be easy. In big life moments you need to rely on a community of people. As we near the Thanksgiving season, there is so much I am thankful for. My husband, Blake, and our new puppy… Continue reading Adoption Prayer Cards

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Adoption: A family growing through prayer

I went off social media a few weeks ago.  The time away has been exactly what I needed.  While I didn’t miss it one bit, I’m back on because, well, social media can be used for more than just politics and arguing, and my brain needed a reset from all of that.  I needed the… Continue reading Adoption: A family growing through prayer

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Office Must Haves: For a relaxing and productive working experience

I have the pleasure of working home these days. When the pandemic first hit, teaching from home became the new norm for me. I enjoyed it so much that I permanently applied for a virtual teaching position, and now I'm teaching solely from home. And I love it! As an INFJ (personality type), the environment… Continue reading Office Must Haves: For a relaxing and productive working experience

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Crock Pot Recipe: Easy Beef & Broccoli

Now that I'm working from home these days I have time to do things like prepare for dinner during my lunch break! I'm not exactly a great cook, but now that I'm home I figured I should really start figuring this whole thing out, 15 years into my marriage. There's no excuse for us to… Continue reading Crock Pot Recipe: Easy Beef & Broccoli