bearing witness

I’ve been surprised at how many people (even adopting families) think of orphanages as some sort of American run daycare center. Continue reading

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just LOOK at her!

10700545264_055120f7cb_c those of you who have followed my blog for at least 2 years will remember “Shelli”.  if you don’t, click here and follow the links to read all about her.  Here is an update I just received from her mother tonight.  this.  THIS is the kind of thing that can happen when people from all over the world come together to help one small child.

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the phone call

most of us have probably experienced that one moment in time that marks a big change in our lives. a time that will forever be a dividing point in your personal history. for me it was the events of 9-11. Continue reading

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oh the memories

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on June 14, Matthew and I took the Littles to the zoo.  the children’s hospital had a “dream night” which was free for their craniofacial patients and their families.  in a rare moment of delirium I thought it sounded fun, so we went.  it was a little more than a 2 hour drive and everything was going well until we pulled into the parking lot.  I heard something right about the time Josie smelled something.  Continue reading

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a Rosie (Shelli) update


If you don’t remember Shelli go here to refresh your memory.  Go ahead.  You won’t regret it.  Shelli was the name I had given her when I wrote about her but her name is actually Rose.  I love that name.  Anyway, I’m so excited to bring you an update.  I received this email from her mom. (shared with permission.) Continue reading

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