The Waiting

I have never been good at waiting. I think that’s part of why I like Emergency Medicine. There is no waiting, it is always open and there are almost always people to be seen. And I don’t have to sit around and wait for results, I can go see a few more people and get […]

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We Were THAT Family

Yes we were. We were that family that people got frustrated at, that people talked bad about, that made people groan. And really there was nothing we could do about it. It started innocently enough. We had the opportunity to go camping as a family for the first time this past weekend with some good […]

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Grief and Loss

We had our last of our core training this past weekend for our adoption. We covered a lot of information and watched a video entitled Adoption, We Can Do Better, which was broken up into 5 mini sessions that covered everything from reasons for adopting to transracial families. We also talked a lot about the […]

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Self Esteem

As a mom I have learned not to base my self esteem on what my kids say. Sometimes they say things that are great and other times not so great (although usually pretty funny). This week is a good example of both. Monday evening after a long day in the ER for me, I was […]

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Words

We all grow up with the saying that “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”. And while it all sounds nice and cute, it’s really not true as anyone who has lived for any amount of time could tell you. Language plays a huge role in our day to […]

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Home Studied

Quick update-We had our two home study visits this week. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but I think definitely someone stricter and not personal with a checklist and unapproving glances with everything we said. Instead we were blessed with a wonderful social worker who has adopted three of her own children and had […]

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Humble Pjs

Parenting is humbling. Its beyond humbling actually. I can read books, think through solutions to problems, pray, talk with others, and come up with good plans, but sometimes despite all of that, everything falls apart. Last night was a prime example. Lately Leighton has been taking FOREVER to get his PJs on between bath time […]

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Being a Mommy

It’s hard to believe that it has been 4 years today since I first became a mommy. It has been an amazing journey and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I’m one of those that has loved each different stage that he has gone through, each has had their unique challenges but so much joy […]

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Control

Maybe I should actually name this post “lack of control”. I think the issue of control has been one of the harder issues for me with this adoption process. When I was pregnant with both the boys I was super vigilant about what I ate, what I was exposed to, getting exercise (I ran all […]

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Mommy next year….

We recently got to spend a few days in Glenwood Srings, Colorado. My husband’s cousin had a wedding in Grand Junction that we went to and on the way back we stopped for a couple of days. This trip was the first time Leighton was old enough to remember staying in a hotel. He thought […]

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