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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

Own Your Story: Wisdom from Karyn Purvis at #Summit9

I’ve been honest when I talk about my struggle to attach to my son two years ago. You let me

Speaking up

“Oh hi! Are you the speaker?” She was a young mom, cute short hair, button-down shirt, brightly colored denim. I

Borrowed words

I am all out of words lately. I write post drafts and I can’t bring myself to publish them. I

On waiting

  Waiting — ravenous, all-consuming, you devour my day with the promise of nothing and everything with the weight of

Grasping at need: What can we do?

In Uganda, there is need everywhere. If you grasp at all the situations in front of you, you’ll quickly be

Orphanage Day, or, How God Loves Us

Benjamin never spent time in an orphanage, so maybe I didn’t know. Benja is my son now and I know

Back to the beginning: Adoption and one-on-one time

The older kids started back to school a couple weeks ago, and just like every year, it’s a new routine

Mended: What Adoption Has Taught Me About Weakness

“I don’t want to need his approval,” I said to my counselor years ago, disgusted. I was still grappling with

Parenting and Adoption: Mission or Relationship?

Sometimes, all a mother can do is react, react, react. It doesn’t matter how many kids you have or how