Why I choose joy
I'm a daughter of the King, grafted in by grace and trying to walk daily in His truth. I live in Denver with my best friend and hubby where I help others as a Nutritional Cleansing Coach, and we minister together at Mountain States Baptist Church. I'm a homeschooling mom of 4, with two more away at college..
I am not so different from you. There are many things that happen in my life everyday that I have no control over. I can't determine what will happen, but I can determine how I will think and I how I will act. I choose to take action when I feel like giving up. I choose to make a difference when it doesn't seem to matter. I choose to love the unlovable. I choose the rough and narrow path, because it strengthens me. I choose to make joy a part of who I am.
Tag Archives: Adoption
This week I decided to take a different approach to teaching Kylah. We’ve been moving forward working on fine and gross motor skills plus basic nursery school skills and facts. This week we plunged head first into a thematic unit … Continue reading
Have you ever stopped to think how babies learn? Most of us don’t think about it. I’ve always loved watching my kids learn, but I never realized how much future learning, and especially communication, was based on human interaction in … Continue reading
We started the week with a trip to the park. There is nothing quite like seeing the wonder of the world through a child’s eyes. For Kylah, everything is new. That makes everything either wonderful or terrifying. Thankfully the park … Continue reading
People ask, “How are things going?” My mind whirls around the events of the past few days. Should I mention the day that I sat for four hours holding a crying child because a puzzle piece didn’t fit correctly into … Continue reading
If the word orphanage conjures up images of a Charles Dickens novel, you would be shocked at the sight of the place K spent the last 5 years. Four stories. A huge indoor playground with skylights so natural light can … Continue reading
When you adopt from a “waiting child list,” you are not expecting a healthy infant. Children are placed on the list because of special needs, which range from minor to very severe, and for no other reason than their age. … Continue reading
We first saw your picture on a website. A cute smile and searching eyes made you stand out among dozens of others faces. I sent in a request for more information expecting to hear that you were already matched with … Continue reading
Before I write about our recent experiences, I wanted to share a bit about overseas orphanages. I know people who have adopted children from extremely negligent places. It does happen. But generally, the biggest problem I’ve seen is the orphanages … Continue reading
The past two weeks in China, we saw dozens of families growing through adoption. Most of the children I met were on the waiting child’s list. They were older and almost all of them had special needs. Being overseas with … Continue reading