“The Girls”

“The Girls”

2018 brought us the blessing of a new child to love and cherish. We did not know how Ellie would transition into the role of big sister to Causby. Thankfully, just as Charlie adored his little sister, Ellie adores hers as well. We have had many moments of joy watching...
The Fruit of the Spirit  

The Fruit of the Spirit  

I believe we are all trying to find our place, and sometimes it’s along the path, where we really see growth and God’s work.  Speaking of God, I haven’t attended church often this Summer… Ok God, not at all! I have felt out of balance in so many ways over the last...
Summertime Blues

Summertime Blues

The sun is shining, the pools are crowded, laughter from kids of all ages fills the air.  There are beach trips, late nights playing in the neighborhood, impromptu cookouts, fireworks and all the popcorn, ice-cream and treats we don’t like our kids to have during the...
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...
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