• open hands

    i want to live with open hands. freely open hands. hands open, palms up, waiting to be filled by God, unfilled by me. sara has a song about this, open my hands.  this line is in the song. “i am nodding my head an emphatic yes to all that You have for me”. this has been a theme for me with this second adoption.  i want to walk through it with open hands.  open to all God has for me.  open to all He has for my family. part of that is being willing to consider more than one child.  part of that is being open to any age under…

  • the day we met our children-seven years ago today

    i think every year i’ll just repost what i wrote the day after our first meeting.  i keep searching for something meaningful and clever to say, but it’s not coming.  well, maybe this will be meaningful. 7 years ago we met for the first time, today it seems as if they’ve always been here, always been a part of our lives.  7 years ago, i had never heard their voices.  right now, they are playing outside and i can hear their giggles and their arguing.  the past 7 years have changed us all very much.  7 years ago today, the focus was very much on me, on me becoming a…