It's our summer tradition to have a fun day at the beach with Kacy and Caden's birth families. We used to see their birth family more often when we lived closer, but now that we are farther away, we make it a point to go up there every summer. It's one of our favorite traditions.… Continue reading Visiting our children’s birth family
Hopes, Dreams, Prayers, and Wishes
As some of you may already know, I am writing a book. It's a memoir or a 'non-fiction narrative,' since I am not famous and memoirs are typically written by famous people. It's a story, my story, written from my perspective, about going through the struggles of infertility, miscarriages, the adoption process, and finally becoming… Continue reading Hopes, Dreams, Prayers, and Wishes
Are you my real mom?
Kacy, six years old, Fall 2015 When I went into Kacy’s bedroom to tuck her into bed, she sat up. “Momma? Can I ask you a question?” I sat down next to her. “Sure, honey. You can ask me anything.” Kacy started twirling her doll’s hair and looked uncomfortable. “What is it?” I asked.… Continue reading Are you my real mom?
Advice I Wish Someone Would’ve Given Me When I Was Waiting to Adopt
A friend called to tell me she was pregnant. I was genuinely excited for her. I went to the store and bought her a cute, ‘You’re Expecting’ card. As I was looking at all the cards, it hit me. This would be one more thing that I would miss out on. At that time,… Continue reading Advice I Wish Someone Would’ve Given Me When I Was Waiting to Adopt
Road Trip to Nashville with kids
A weekend adventure to Tennessee to see Nashville and Keelie's birth mother.