Love in Unexpected Places

“Adoption is hard.” “Adoption is trauma.” “Adoption is scary.” “Adoption is worth it.” “The KIDS are worth it.” You hear it all.  I am here to tell you, it’s all true.  The good, the bad, the ugly—it’s all true. The waiting, the failed placements, the “no” after “no” after “no”, feeling like you weren’t “good enough”, all of it can be just too much sometimes.  … Continue reading Love in Unexpected Places

New Adventures To Come!!!!!! (And Meet MY Amanda)

  I call her mine. Of course she isn’t JUST mine. She belongs to many people that love her. Her mother, her other family members, many friends, and many random internet trolls. I’m just staking my claim to her. She is beautiful. Inside and out—she is gorgeous. If she loves you, she will go above and beyond to prove that to you. I’m talking actions, … Continue reading New Adventures To Come!!!!!! (And Meet MY Amanda)

Upon Finalization. Palmer Party of FOUR!

Today we went to the court as a legal family of three and walked out as a family of four! It feels so incredibly freeing to be DONE. Adoption is a long, hard process (as many of you know). Ours was definitely no exception. We waited almost five years for Logan and almost four years for Ruby. We had four failed placements and a horrible … Continue reading Upon Finalization. Palmer Party of FOUR!

Let Your Faith be Bigger than Your Fear

Changes. We experience so many in our lifetime.  Often we try to avoid them, but it is inevitable.  In order to grow, you have to change.  In order to find happiness where it is not, you have to change. I’m not going to say it is easy.  I’m not even going to try to sugar coat this into “you just do it”.  I’m okay with … Continue reading Let Your Faith be Bigger than Your Fear