adoption

Heart overflowing

June 4, 2014

I found this post in my drafts. I wanted to share it. It is from June of 2012. My heart still overflows….   I had a couple of my kids friends over the other day. They were talking about the camping trip they had been on earlier in the week. They told me how, while […]

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Bringing Home Our Treasure

September 9, 2013

When we said YES to an adoption situation Wednesday afternoon, we knew our lives were changing. We also knew that we had been praying for the last few months as we looked at several different adoption situations that if the answer was no, for God to close that door. We also prayed that if God’s […]

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And baby makes 11!

September 6, 2013

This summer we have been busy. Busy loving on our kids. Busy visiting Jay for graduation from BASIC training. Busy getting two kids ready to move to two different schools. And underneath it all….busy preparing our hearts and home to add another Thurman to our family. Our home study was completed as the kids finished […]

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I have this box.

November 2, 2012

I have this box. It holds parts of my past. Parts of my present. Parts of my future. And I don’t take it out very often, but it is always a part of me. It influences the decisions I make. It determines some of the choices I hold most dear….. For the rest of this […]

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Tomorrow is a BIG day!

December 12, 2011

I am giddy. I can hardly contain myself. I can’t believe tomorrow is finally here. What? What have we been waiting for??? FINALIZATION! Tomorrow is the day that Tyler is forever and all time officially OURS! What a day of rejoicing! What a glimpse this gives me of how God and Jesus must feel when […]

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Birthday Baby

March 26, 2011

Today Tyler is 3 months old. Precious days. Weeks and months….ones I am so grateful for. Only one year ago we felt such a hole in our life. As Kiley was telling someone the other day, “Tyler is the missing puzzle piece in our family…” and now we feel such JOY! I am not finding […]

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Lasting Impressions

March 8, 2011

Wherever we go, we have the potential to make lasting impressions. During this season of our life with a new baby, we have been experiencing the love of so many people. Most people who stop and ask about Tyler have made positive lasting impressions on us. The kindness they have shown has been incredible. From […]

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A month in Reno

January 27, 2011

Casinos. Food. Mountains. Desert. Snow. Friendly people. The Ronald McDonald House. BABY Hospitals (two of them). Shopping. Church. New friends.¬†Cemeteries. Fried candy bars. A spa experience. History. (Like the Old West) Connections made. What does a month in Reno look like? That is what comes to mind. An experience of a lifetime, that I will […]

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Torn between two towns

January 14, 2011

I am torn between two towns. My sweet husband has been holding down the fort in North Carolina along with help from an amazing group of friends and family, while I have been living at the Ronald McDonald house and visiting Tyler and generally bugging the nurses for the last two weeks. The nurses are […]

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Christmas…sleeping, babies and love

December 25, 2010

There is a hush in the air, a waiting if you will picture it… quiet like snow ¬†falling and gently covering the earth. Here in Reno, away from family, and most of our dear friends. I feel calm. I am with the man I love, waiting for our sweet son to be born….and in the […]

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