Every tree limb overhead seems to sit and wait, while every step you take becomes a twist of fate.
Up on the watershed, standing at the fork in the road...

If you are new to our adoption blog please take a moment to scroll down to the archives at the bottom of this page and start with July 2009 post "Watershed."


Not Deterred

Driving the 4 hours home from Aspen last weekend we talked about horror stories. Yes, there are adoption horror stories. Stories of pain (on the side of the child and the family), stories of disruption and foster care placement, and stories that would make you weak with fear for your own idealized plan.

We heard one of these stories from a good friend while we were in Aspen. I try not to protect J from these issues. The truth is important in adoption and realistic expectations have to be part of the plan.

But I was nervous for the conversation on the ride home. To my surprise J did not flinch. Yep, he heard the story. Yep, he knows there are all sorts of possibilities for problems. BUT, he thinks we need to get educated and prepared and that is all we can do. Can't worry about every possible hurdle in life.

That is why I love him. I could worry myself sick over hurdles in life. But he does not and life is so much much smoother and calmer living like that.
These are the photos of our drive home over Independence Pass. Lovely. God created a lovely world to soothe the soul. Can't wait to share CO with little 3.

(The adorable small furry children are the babies that have gotten me through 10 years without. Feel free to compliment their beauty since our genes contributed so greatly.)

"Add to the beauty."



  1. Can't wait to follow along!!! I'm so encouraged by your story and will eagerly anticipate #3!!!


  2. I'm so excited for you two! Congrats. Give the 4-legged kido's some kisses for me. They've trained you well for this new journey.


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J and I have been married for almost 15 years. We have shared many adventures and a lot of watershed moments. In 2009 I began blogging and in 2010 we adopted our daughter from Ethiopia. In March of 2012 we began the process to adopt a little boy from Haiti. This blog follows the many twists and turns on the road to our two children and beyond.