Monthly Archives: February 2014

Valentine Traditions

When our girls were little, David decided to make Valentine’s Day a family event. It became a special day, set aside for Daddy to honor his girls, big and small. The morning of February 14, the girls wake up to … Continue reading

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All About Play

Our first visit with Hanissa, we discovered an unexpected challenge. She didn’t know how to play. Sounds crazy. Play is a natural part of childhood, isn’t it? But, imagination and play will always take a back seat to survival. Everything, … Continue reading

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Health issues

I read once that adoptees, as adults, struggle with the unknowns of their family health history. And in most adoptions, there are more unknowns than knowns. There was an initial medical checkup when H entered the orphanage but no follow … Continue reading

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Sledding Fun

The summer before fifth grade, my family moved from warm, deep south, Mississippi to not nearly warm enough, right on the lake, Ohio. While the temperature and culture were different from what we were used to, I was thrilled to … Continue reading

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February Challenge

I’m a procrastinator. Yep, there, I said it. This trait doesn’t describe me generally, but its one of the hidden struggles those nearest and dearest see all too frequently. I’ve become comfortable with it in my life. In many ways, … Continue reading

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