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."


You Know You Wanted More

(She likes her books.)

(And her sleep.)

(But her greatest discovery is the power of walking!)

First, thanks for so many great comments on my "readers declare yourself" post a few days ago. I loved seeing who is here with me and for what reasons. Please post your comment there when you get a chance and make sure to enable your google profile or give me your email address/blog address so I can get to know you better!

Second, I feel really unsettled about my post from yesterday. Leaving it up for now to see what you think. But I feel so stupid about this. One of my very best friends is Indian. I wouldn't think twice about taking her son to the mall and would never notice anyone looking at us. So obviously this issue I have now is very internal and all about trans-racial parenting. Not trans-racial friendships, relationships or public outings. It's the parenting piece people! How to be a mindful white mother? Will get back to you if I figure anything out.

Finally, I have learned how to upload video from my F.lip and I plan to make a lot of use of this basic skill. You know you wanted more!


  1. I am writing to ask for your permission to include your posts on
    AdoptionExperiences.com and include a link to your blog in our
    directory. We would
    include a link back to your blog fully crediting you for your work
    along with a profile about you listed on AdoptionExperiences.com .
    Please let us
    know as soon as possible.


    Mike Thomas

  2. I love the video where she is sitting on one of her legs and has the other outstretched. She used to sit that way as a little babe...seemed to be very natural for her. Brought back memories I didn't know that I had.

  3. Working on September.... May be able to make it happen! Love the videos -- especially hearing your voice. I've heard your voice in my head so many times while reading your posts and emails, but to actually hear your voice on video makes it all the more real!!! I owe you an eml and have already written it in my head -- just need to get time on the computer to actually write it out and hit send!

  4. Looking forward to having her walking around or maybe running with Pablo and Camilo chasing her!


About Me

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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.