Grief through our Children’s Eyes

Grief through our Children’s Eyes

Michael and I struggle through grief each and every day.  So days are more bearable and we are able to find joy and hope through Ellie, Causby and the work we do with Charlie’s Foundation.  Other days are so hard that we are thankful when the night comes and we can...
Ethiopia’s Adoption Crisis

Ethiopia’s Adoption Crisis

Picture, for a moment, a rundown structure, single-story, with crumbling walls and chipped paint. It’s huddled in on itself, standing against the swell of a mountainside scattered with trees. Twisted railings, collapsing roof, weather-beaten doors hanging onto hinges...
Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

Charlie died on April 14th, 2017, Good Friday that year.  I’ve struggled to find the good in that day, just as I struggle to rejoice in today’s celebrations. Today is Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy week, the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey while hundreds...
Everyone Needs a “Boo”

Everyone Needs a “Boo”

Life is hard. It is the simple truth. Try as we may, that will never change. Let’s be honest, before Charlie died, life wasn’t always without flaws. We are human and we all have our “crap.” We have our insecurities, relationship issues, bad childhood experiences that...
To Charlie, on your Birthday…

To Charlie, on your Birthday…

My wonderful, sweet boy, Happy Birthday in Heaven.  We wish we could hold you, snuggle you close and watch you eat birthday cake.  We wish you could hold your baby sister Causby, let Ellie help you blow out your candles, and see you run and play with your friends...
Charlie’s Watering Hole

Charlie’s Watering Hole

We have been back only a week and it still seems like a dream to have seen the fruits of “our” labor… I say “our” because each of you who believe in us, in Charlie, and the work his Foundation does, made this dream come true. Last year, we hoped we would be able to...
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