Elliott Makes Four

I was brushing my teeth when Faye came into our bathroom sporting a stern look on her face, hands out wide she scolded me, “Mama your phone ringing. You need to answer your phone.” I smiled at her sweet reprimand assuming that it was actually Mat’s phone that was ringing. No one calls me at […]

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Adoption Agency Update – It’s Not About Me

We’ve been living in the world of radio silence from our adoption agency. We turned everything in, did the home study, had the interviews and it was time to wait. The silence was working for me. We didn’t email, call, or text the agency–who wants to be the pesky parents before the baby even shows up? […]

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Choosing Patience

July 28th we received an email from our adoption agency with the subject line “Approval Letter.” I would have preferred a man with white gloves hand deliver a wax-sealed envelope that showered confetti onto the floor as we removed a gold-embossed piece of card stock declaring the Hency’s worthy of display to potential birth mothers. Oh […]

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Plus One More

Remember when high school graduation was waiting for you in the near future? You knew you were going to go to college but you didn’t know where you were going to go. You had applied to a school or maybe seven but there was a moment when you could say “Yes, I am going to […]