Category Archives: Adoption

{These are the final words from Handsome’s biological Na Na} I believe that there is a big story to tell!!!!! The importance of the gospel, the importance of keeping your self morally clean, the word of wisdom. I know that I am not a perfect person, and I know that I make a lot of […]

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The big day came. The day that you were going to go with us to the lawyer’s office so that your mamma could sign the documents so that your mamma and daddy now could have you forever. Forever…. that sounds so final… so long, but it is not in time I will be able to […]

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As they hugged in each other’s embrace your new mamma said, “You will not regreat your decison. I promise.” There were so many things that I was feeling that day as well. I was feeling excited, sad, and I was anxious. I almost could not wait until we got back outside to have another ciggarette. […]

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I knew that after I asked if we could come down to their home again so your mama could meet the family, there was a pause……..Then she spoke saying, “What do you think our chances are of getting this little boy? I just do not want to keep getting my hopes up then having them […]

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(*This is the second part of the adoption story written from “Na Na’s” perspective. Once again, thanks for sharing your feelings and record of events!*) Dear Grandson, The thing that is so funny about my little grand baby is that he did not like going places that he never recognized, and if he did go, […]

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(Before I start the next series in the story of Handsome, I want to give a big thanks for Handsome’s “nana” for sharing her side of the process. This story has touched many people’s lives on both sides of the equation…and together we wanted to share a story of adoption that worked out for everyone […]

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Five years ago, we met Jordan for the first time. If you don’t know Mr. Handsome, he is the big brown eyed, brown haired little boy that strutted into our family and turned it upside down. I can hardly believe it has been five years, and at the same time, it feels like an eternity. […]

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Dear children, It’s that time of year again, when I reflect on the past year and look forward to a Happy New Year! I’ve always tried to be a good mom to you. I haven’t always succeeded – but I have truly done my best. There are days that I am tired and other times […]

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It’s dark outside, pitch black – and I feel the need to blog. I feel like there is something I need to share today, although I’m not sure what. I think over the past while and it hits me. I need to start sharing about reactive attachment disorder, or R.A.D.S. as I’ve heard it explained. […]

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I remember that weekend like it was yesterday. A text that changed our lives forever. Who knew that my prayers had been heard, years before? I thought I was alone that day in my laundry room when I knelt in prayer. I was sure. Laundry was piled high, as if whining for attention – along […]

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