Dear Kindergarten Teacher, This morning I dropped my son off to you for the first time. He is five. I knew it was coming. I have dreaded this moment for at least four years now. I’ve tried to deny internally that this day was approaching, but denial never stops time from turning does it? I blinked once and there I was, standing at that doorway, … Continue reading Dear Kindergarten Teacher
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“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
We are home! We spent last week in Ohio at my childhood home with my parents, laughing, snuggling, playing, reminiscing, and relaxing to the fullest. Nothing refreshes my soul like a visit with my family. Living so far away from them is SO incredibly hard for me, so these visits are vital to me in every way. We arrived on Saturday with a sick little … Continue reading Ohio Trip 2015
I always feel like I should apologize when I haven’t been able to write here for a while. So first things first. So sorry I haven’t been able to update. Life. I don’t know what else to say about that. 😉 Ruby is now 7 ½ months old, which blows my mind. My Logan is 4 ½ YEARS old tomorrow! Time has never moved faster. … Continue reading Trust, Disappointment, Love.
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!
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
I suppose that we all hit slumps every now and then. Sometimes life just gets too hectic and we lose track of ourselves. We lose focus of what is truly important in the whirlwind and pulling ourselves out of that funk seems an impossible feat. We may feel the walls coming down around us. We may feel ourselves just going through the motions. I think … Continue reading Puddles in the Rain
The other day, I posted this sweet picture of my beautiful baby girl to Facebook: Within minutes of posting the photo, someone messaged me stating, “I hope this doesn’t offend you, but your daughter looks JUST LIKE her birth mother. She is beautiful”. I smiled to myself and responded, “Of course it doesn’t offend me–she DOES! Thank you!” It was presented to me by another … Continue reading I Hope this Doesn’t Offend You, but Your Daughter Looks Just Like Her Birth Mother
Many of you may have noticed that we changed Ruby’s middle name. We just weren’t in love with the way that her original name flowed, and when we called her by her name…it just didn’t seem to “fit” her. So we dug. We wanted to find something that still greatly honored her birth mother, my mother, Corey’s grandmother, and my best friend Alison (who passed … Continue reading Name Change