Much is learned when life is shared, so this blog is my corner of the internet dedicated to helping others understand special needs, adoption, and living intentionally through the lens of my family.
Sometimes I wrestle with how public I have made our family. I worry about sharing our stories and living out in front. I question if it is necessary or even healthy.
And then I am unexpectedly handed an opportunity to share our story and to make an impact.
This is why I share our story online.
Today I am sharing a "State of the Blog Address," similar to the president’s State of the Union Address.
Except with a lot less bearing on the free world.
And only a little bit of relevance to your daily lives.
In July, as I transferred my site from one place to another (all behind the scenes – you weren’t even supposed to notice a thing), my photos and old posts from the past seven years disappeared.
I thought I had lost it all.
My posts have been recovered, but my heart remains changed.
I know Wonderful Pistachios is just trying to make a buck. They’re attempting to sell bags of nuts and increase their revenue. I get it. I know they’re wanting to sell a product.
But, in order to do so, they’re making a joke at the expense of orphaned children, those with disabilities, and the oppressed.
I shout because it's not funny.
Not necessarily weather-wise (this month has been so dreary and cold in IL), but my kids are now home from school. It’s summer break.
Summer is comin'! Or so they tell me. I'm still in denial. I love my kids, but I also love when they have the structure of their individual preschool classes.
We neeeeeeeed the structure of school.
So, I'm attempting to get my brain used to the idea that the kids will be home for three months.
In March, my husband, Chance led a missions team of four to Sierra Leone to serve. You may remember that Chance and I work full time as representatives of Lifegate in Africa.
After teaching my man how to use his iPhone camera (hello, focus?!), the team was off! Once they returned, Chance had taken hundreds of pictures, and some of them were actually pretty good!