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September 12, 2016 – Birthday Number Four

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This week is our sweet girly’s birthday. She’s turning 4. I’m pretty sure she’s not ever had a birthday party. She may not have even had birthday gifts until today. We left behind a birthday bag full of treats, books, toys and bangles that were significant on our trip. I…

August 13, 2016 – The Empty Chair

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August 13, 2016   We are home, and we have an empty chair at our table. It makes my heart ache with every meal we eat together, movie we watch, or our time together. Where do I start to tell you about this last week? Let me start with the…

August 1, 2016 – Under our Mosquito Net

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August 1, 2016 Baby girl, you have been sick with malaria for almost a week. you started Monday night (July 25) and were so feverish and restless. The next day Dr. Susan confirmed that it was indeed malaria and the treatment started. 3 shots in the bum over 24 hours,…

July 22-24, 2016 – Meeting Pickles

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July 22-24   We are here in Uganda!   The flights were uneventful, nice folks on each trip. Each excited for our journey with Pickles to begin. I made 2 TSA agents cry by telling them what we are doing the next 3 weeks.   We couldn’t sleep on the…

July 21, 2016 – Travel Day

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July 21, 2016   It’s July 21! 9 days ago we got the call that we needed to get to Uganda. The orphanage would have liked us there last week already, but we needed those 9 days to get organized. Our Pickles was told that new parents had been found…

July 20, 2016 – Dear Pickles

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July 20, 2016 Dear Pickles! Oh my sweet girl we are only a few sleeps away from meeting you! I hope that even all the way across the world you can feel all the love, excitement and prayers coming your way. So so much love has been shown for you…

July 16, 2016 – Whirlwinds and Waterworks

July 16, 2016 SO much has happened in the last 10 days! Here is the Cliff Notes version… We accepted the referral to our sweet girl (we thought about it for all of 2 seconds over some ice cream) but we did talk  to folks who know more about Sickle…

July 1, 2016 – You are a Miracle

July 1, 2016 My Dear Pickles, So many things have happened this week to bring us closer to you. I’m writing it down so years from now I can tell you about how much you were wanted and how it feels like God worked miracles for it to all come…

June 25, 2016 – Number Three

June 25, 2016 We just left Cabin #3. It’s been our vacation getaway the 3rd week of June for several years. This was the last year of being a family of 3, next year our Pickles will be here and it will be SO different. I was talking about this…

June 13, 2016 – Signed (many many times), Sealed, Delivered!

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June 13, 2016 So our dossier has made it literally around the world! If you haven’t adopted before, you may not know what a dossier is… so I shall explain it. The definition is this… “A dossier is a collection of documents that are necessary to meet the legal requirements…