Category Archives: Who We Are

My Grandma’s Deployment Bag

In the comments to this post, Tracy asked me what I pack in my emergency bag, which is the pink duffle bag you see to the left.  It’s roughly the size of a backback, with straps and everything just like a regular dufflebag, only about a third the size,  just the right size to sling […]

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Does it hurt too much? Really?

Hearing some tales of heart-ache about some overseas orphans who can’t be adopted, cannot even be hosted temporarily due to paperwork issues and timing, a friend says, “They’re hostage to a bureaucracy, in a country that cannot find love in its heart and will not release them to become part of a loving home. Same […]

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Busy Being Blessed

As most of you know, we are keeping two Ukrainian orphans for the holidays. I say they are orphans for simplicity’s sake. They live in an orphanage. I have heard nothing about the parents. They may have passed away, or perhaps not. We do not know. We had to go through some training classes and […]

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That baby is so cute, why don’t I just take her home?

“You sure are cute,” says somebody to the newly five year old Striderling.* “Yes, but you can’t have him,” his suspicious little sister, about to be four, warns, glowering darkly at the speaker. She says this a lot lately, whenever somebody admires one of her three siblings. Her mother explains that when the newest baby […]

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I meant to do my work today, but instead….

I feel badly whining about this when I don’t even have babies- although I do have to do a lot of toddler style care with the Cherub.  I hear from my daughters with four between the ages of 1 and 6, and four beween the ages of newborn and not yet but almost 5, and […]

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