The Forgotten Letter

The car came to a stop and I took a deep breath.  My feet hit the Texas soil and a warm breeze blew my freshly fallen blonde curl across my face.  I wondered why I wore my hair down in the first place as the humidity took down each curl by the second.  As my…

To My Daughter’s Birth Mother

Ever since you came into our lives I haven’t been able to go one day with out thinking about you.  You created our daughter and I see you in her everyday.  Her sweetness, her beautiful skin, and her small frame is from you.  You went through the nausea, the heart burn, the food cravings, food…

Number Three

Ben got ready for bed just like any other night.  He brushed his teeth, washed his face, turned the fan on and climbed into bed.  The fleece sheets were comfort to his cold toes.  His wife laid there next to him, already asleep and the dog was curled up in the curve of her knees.  Their…

Called to Bolivia

A few months back I had a dream that confused me and scared me.  It was a dream of stepping into ministry.  I felt unequipped and nervous in the dream and in waking life I had the same feeling.  I have been on mission trips in the past through a non-profit organization called Visiting Orphans,…

Something Better

(this was written July 2014 as we were going through our adoption process) It was Wednesday morning July 16th and I had just arrived at my parents house to hang out with my mom on her day off. As I was sitting there I received an email from our consultant (and friend) Katie, telling us…