Small steps...Taiwan journey

Small steps...Taiwan journey


This is the story of our lives, especially concerning adopting 3 siblings from Taiwan.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


What do you say after one year?? Easier in some ways, harder in others. In the beginning, feeding and clothing people was enough. Now, emotions and relationships and family function are the priority. For example, our focus for the summer is limited to family work daily and scriptures. That's what will fit on my emotional plate.

I can say that three is WAY different than I anticipated. When I lie on my bed with just one, or take a walk or go to the store, it is a true pleasure. One child doesn’t demand attention, clamor for more or fair or whatever is the flavor of the day. But, I am reassured that it will eventually calm down, so say parents of kids close in age. Is it true??

At the end of the day, I am hopeful that we can have a home that will foster growth and happiness, love and blossoming into who they are meant to be.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

my right arm

i've been without my right arm for a week now...and as i expected, it's been somewhat painful. But hopefully, we can pull ourselves together and function!

Emma left on a six week trip to visit my sister and her family in England and got a bonus trip to France with my parents who met there many years ago. It seemed like a chance we just couldn't pass broaden horizons, practice a teeny bit of french and see some family.

So, she's gone and so is her special brand of care for the littles. She has the ability to calm things down and just make it all right.