A Message to My Future Sibling

A Message to My Future Sibling Hi! I’m your big brother RJ and I’ll do my best to tell you about life in our home. We live with Mom, Dad, and our dog, Cruise, in the house Mommy grew up in. There are only two rules here: be safe and be kind. Though that may […]

The Grass is Greener …

The grass is always greener on the other side.  Or is it?  So many people spend their lives believing if something were different they would be happier.  If I had a — spouse, child, different job, different appearance, etc –, I would be happy.  But would you? As we enter into our sixth month of […]

The Power Of A Click… & A Request

What a difference the internet has made… For thousands of years, mankind has been hunting and gathering for food, developing unique solutions for locating, preparing, serving, and storing it.  Today, one mouse click at Safeway.com will have your entire grocery list selected by a cheerful team member, placed into color-coded bins, loaded onto a climate-controlled […]

Once Upon A Time…

Once Upon A Time… These are timeless words that conjure up visions of a child’s bedtime story.  It is where tales of bravery, kingdoms, dragons, evil queens, poison apples, and chivalry blend with magic, imagination, and life lessons presented through beloved characters.  Filled with amazing twists and turns, they fill us with joy, suspense, and […]

Are We Pregnant?

It was a busy afternoon…  I was running around the house bouncing between phone interviews and working on several aspects of the adoption paperwork and our profile.  I was multitasking in overdrive as the downstairs telephone rang.  The caller ID flashed and the numbers didn’t have a chance to register before I hurriedly clicked the […]

Waiting to Wait

Patience is a virtue. Sadly, it is not one I possess. So the concept of waiting to wait is very difficult for me, to say the least. What is “waiting to wait?” As our previous posts explained, we went to the orientation, seminar, finished adoption education coursework, completed a stack of  paperwork, and had four […]

Introduction to Adoption: Part 2

February 7, 2012 As we were closing out our Bethany orientation, our leader identified that there was an 8 hour education seminar that all prospective adoptive parents must complete before being able to proceed to submission of an adoption profile (the final component required before you can be presented to expectant parents).  The seminar was […]