Santos Adoption: A Week Later

We’ve been in Brazil for a week now. We left our house in Santa Clara at 10am October 16th and arrived on the doorstep of our temporary house in Curitiba at 10pm on October 17th. I was amazed at how well our kids did on the flights. They switched off between coloring, watching shows on their iPods or movies on their personal screens in front of their seats, and slept. My biggest mistake was watching A Fault in our Stars on the first flight. The tears. Oh my. Our flight from Houston to Sao Paulo was…

Tomorrow:the beginning of the end of our adoption journey.

Tomorrow. The day we’ve been hoping for and dreaming of for almost two years will arrive. Tomorrow, our family of five will fly to Brazil and on December 4th we will return as a family of seven. Today I woke up in the early morning hours (when it was still dark outside) remembering all of the things I had left to pack. When I glanced at the clock at realized it was only 4AM and so I did what any other normal person would do and tried to go back to sleep. After about 45…

Learning about Grace through Adoption

This page sat open for over a week on a tab of my computer. It screams at me to “add new post”. I want to, oh how I want to. But every time I clicked on it I just sat and stared. Blank. I would suddenly remember something else, something more important, on my to-do list and let the distraction whisk me away. Soon, I promised myself. I’ll share soon. I am so overwhelmed by what God is doing in our family right now and finding the right words feels has felt daunting. But I don’t want…

Your Kindness Changes Everything

God amazes me. Ever since I felt God calling us into this journey to adopt, I knew that if it was His doing, He would provide a way. Stepping out in faith and moving forward isn’t easy, in fact, it’s pretty scary. What if I was wrong? What if He doesn’t provide? But I can honestly say I haven’t been worried at all- and that in itself is a miracle. For me, money and worry seem to go hand-in-hand. But God hasn’t just provided. He’s provided abundantly everything we need just as we need it. No…