The star atop our Christmas Tree has been crooked for a few weeks now. We don’t plan to fix it. There’s something poetic about it. Our lives are a little bananas. A little bit chaos. A whole lot of perfect. Continue reading
Tonight we had the opportunity to go through some of the donated presents for little man. The ones that are in the pic came from our agency.
You see the Angel Trees in the mall, or the toy drives at church. Here is the other side.
We have a good house and make a decent living, but Christmas is a time when we have to be smart about our budget and make intentional gift decisions.
We certainly aren’t “in need” nor are we extravagant.
But getting a placement a week before Christmas is tough. Yes on the budget but more on time and ability to actually go and finish shopping.
We’re so thankful and blessed tha people give so generously this time of year. Thanks to such loving hearts, little man will have a wonder-filled Christmas.
Oh how the child-like wonder of visiting Santa Claus fades when carting two non-believing older kids and a way-excited little man to the mall on the Sunday before Christmas. Yes, I said it. I went to the mall. Willingly. What was I thinking?? Continue reading
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Tagged adoption, Belk, Dillard's, Elf, foster care, Ikea, Misadventure, Santa, Santa Claus, Spencer's, Stranger Things, The Upside Down
It’s been a little over 24 hours since our newest addition walked into our home. We’re officially a Party of Five. Yes, this is the same little guy we blogged about last week.
So, that last blog? Yeah. The part where we said that we may get a call that the placement wouldn’t happen? Well that didn’t exactly happen. This placement is now up in the air. And we’re totally, 100% absolutely ok with that. Continue reading