When Life Goes Awry I had begun painting a large wall mural using wide strokes and vibrant colors – jewel tones with hints of pale pink sunrises over deep blue oceans. It was only painted in my imagination, but it was my plans and dreams for what my life would look like after my children […]

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Adoption, Inspiration, Life Purpose, Lifestyle, Mid-Life, Quotes, Travel, Vision

What Do You Do When Your Hopes and Dreams Disappear?

“Memories you’ve shared, gone for good, you feared They’re all around you still, though they’ve disappeared. Nothing’s really left or lost without a trace Nothing’s gone forever, only out of place.” From Mary Poppins Returns “Nothing is ever really lost to us…” Tomorrow Annie, Garry and I are going to spend a family afternoon at […]

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Adoption, Blog, Children, Family, Inspiration, Life Purpose, Lifestyle, Quotes

The Secret Life of Memories

Introducing Annie Last week I started the process of updating my daughter’s bedroom.  I’m going to be posting about my progress on her room as I work, instead of just waiting for the BIG REVEAL! after I finish all my labors. Before I show you the room, the “before” photos and the updates we’ve made […]

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Adoption, Children, Family, Inspiration, Life Purpose, Lifestyle, Mid-Life, Parenting

The Story of a Middle-Age Mom

We did it!  We adopted Annie, our granddaughter, and now we’re Grand Parents!  One friend called this “One of life’s beautiful curve balls”, and she’s absolutely right! But If you had asked me 10 years ago what I thought I’d be doing with my life right now, raising a baby in my 50s would never have entered the […]

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Adoption, Blog, Children, Family

Our Adoption Journey

we get one chance at life

let's live every day to its fullest!

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