Post Archive of Kim Van Brunt

Sifting through the broken pieces and holding them up to the Light.

When your body remembers: Adoption and grief

I’m not sure if it’s the smell in the air, the feeling after the holidays or the letdown of post-Christmas

Darkness shot through with light

It’s Christmas morning. The gifts are open, the drum set assembled, the new riding toys getting broken in, the volume

I could never

  It was late at night, and I was sitting in a brand-new friend’s kitchen in her one-bedroom apartment just

Sweet homecoming

I just scrolled back on the blog and I can’t believe I haven’t shared this here yet. My brother made

One Small Change – Guest post for Addie Zierman

  When I was first starting out blogging for real, I found Addie Zierman. She was obviously an amazing writer.

Nothing So Broken: What We Pass Down (For my son) {Guest post}

Today I have the honor of guest posting at Alison McLennan’s place. We’ve been connected for years through adoption, writing

Tips for mid-October camping in Minnesota

1. Don’t be afraid of the snow in the forecast. Do pack winter coats, hats and mittens though — it’s

Prayer for a Monday morning

As I start a new week, let me begin with love.   Lord, hear my prayer. When my children start

Broken/filled/whole

Around here we talk a lot about being broken. There’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.

The gift of a knock-down, drag-out fight with God

I’m gonna take you back to my state of mind back in May, just before we heard of our Ugandan