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...

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There are certain blogs I read when I need to laugh and others when I need to feel like it's ok to cry.

Is there any mommy out there gives me both, regularly, and so eloquently.

This post today made my stomach flip a little. I know that we are so very underprepared to be a peach and brown family. I wonder if there is anyone out there who can adequately prepare? I try to let other's experiences and answers soak into me so I'll have some of the right words for baby when I need them.

Thanks to all of you who blog about this topic. I think the more we talk about it the better.


1 comment:

  1. Tell her, before you think she could possibly understand, about who she is in Christ. Tell her over and over again her whole life long. This is such a great gift to a child. She is made in the image of God... fearfully and wonderfully made. Count on the road being rocky and the bumps won't seem so bad. Give your anxiety about it to God. He will give you the right words at the right time.

    With Jaina, who just turned 5, I am just starting to realize that she thinks her beauty comes from the way she looks. What her clothes look like and the way her hair is done is always the way she refers to her beauty. She really wants her daddy to think she is beautiful. I have been telling her that I think she IS beautiful on the outside, but that I think she has an even more beautiful heart. I tell her why I think her heart is beautiful -- about the things she says and does. I tell her that the beauty that comes from her heart is the most important -- to God and to Mom and Dad. I'm hoping it is sinking in to her heart and she is finding it to be true.
    This is definitely a hard topic for all parents.
    Love ya!


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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.