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Haiti Adoption

“Patience is the virtue that gives you freedom. Freedom to know that in waiting there is a reward. Like the farmer who patiently waters his crop….knowing that it will bring forth growth.” -Julia Case Since we’re raising funds to plan a trip back to Haiti to bond with our babe this week, I thought I’d publish a […]

Shelter And Roost – NEST (A Cabin In The Woods)

NEST | Cabin in Franklin Tennessee | Leipers Fork | Shelter and Roost | Book Wall

“Always try to keep a patch of sky above your life.” ―Marcel Proust I got to spend the weekend in Tennessee visiting with four of my favorite mamas. Amanda, Jen, Nikki and Esty. They’re names feel like lyrics when I say them out loud. They, too, are adopting children from (or have already adopted children […]

Our Baby Boy!

Daddy and Baby | Haiti Adoption

“He looked at me, that first day, like he had just found something he’d lost a thousand years ago.” -Jennifer Elisabeth We’re back home after a whirlwind trip to Haiti to visit our boy, and I can’t tell you how good it was to see him! That smile….sigh…I’ve decided it’s my most favorite smile in […]

Visiting Our Baby!

Bijou Beads | Bracelets | Three Angels Childrens Relief Haiti

“You make beautiful things, You make beautiful things out of us. All around, hope is springing up from this old ground. Out of chaos, life is being found in You.” -‘Beautiful Things’ by Gungor Wow! This month FLOWN! We fly out late Wednesday morning, and we’ll have our little guy in our arms sometime that […]

I Heart Donna Tucker Art

Bubble Art | Donna Tucker | Print | Painting | Kids Room

I went to an art festival with my mom and her hubby about a week after I got home from Haiti. It was so much fun to wander around with them in that environment! They both lean handmade/handcrafted, and seeing what makes their hearts sing makes me appreciate those kinds of things (and them!) all the more. […]

Meeting Our Son!

Coloring | Haiti | Three Angels Childrens Relief | Lifeline Childrens Services | Adoption

“All really great flying adventures begin at dawn.” -Stephen Coonts We woke up at 3am to catch our (first) flight from Birmingham, Alabama to Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Saturday, February 21, 2015, and we watched the sun rise up above the clouds at 40,000 feet. I had thought about what it would be like to meet our son […]

The Guest House

Dinner Bell | Haiti | Three Angels Childrens Relief

We’re staying at the guest house here at Three Angels Children’s Relief. It’s managed by a woman named Sandy, who moved down from the States a few years ago, and she has done a wonderful job of making us feel welcome. Every day at 7:30am, 12:30 and 5:30pm she rings this bell… …and whoever is around, […]

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Haiti Adoption

WOW! Where do I even start? How about some favorites? 1.) I love it when he wants to be held by BOTH of us. One of us will be holding him and he’ll stretch his little arm waaaaay out to let us know he wants us both. 😀 2.) I love it when he decides […]

WE’RE GOING TO MEET OUR SON!

Haiti Mountain | Adoption | Three Angels

“You never know what’s around the corner. You just keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.” ―Tom Hiddleston This adoption adventure has been very mysterious. Never knowing what’s around the corner…always Trusting that we should just keep moving our feet. But […]

Adoption Update: Our Referral Letter Is Ready!

Kevin and Layla Palmer

“And as the dawn breaks and the clouds clear, in an open space, together we will run.” -Steffany Frizzell Suzanne and I hit another estate sale Friday morning. Two, actually. The first one was in Deer Creek, a neighborhood about 15 minutes from ours. I’m still giddy about the ($20) painting I found in the kitchen… […]

Our Suitcases Are On Stand-By

Spray Roses

“If you smile when you are alone, then you really mean it.” -Andy Rooney I’m on another avocado kick. Did you know they’re actually considered a fruit? Yep. Apparently they’re a (single-seeded) BERRY. #whaaaaaaa? #ThingsIDidn’tKnowUntilIWas40 I went through an avocado phase at one point last year too. Seems like I moved on to Honey Crisp apples after that. Or […]

Beach Cottage By The Sea

Eisenhowers Retreat | White and Floral Bedroom | Tybee Island | Georgia

 “We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep. -William James All salt and shadow, and swell and surf- stretching from here to the ends of the earth, seeing the sea always seems to help me catch my breath. One glimpse of Earth’s billowing blue heart and it’s moon-tugged […]

In This Wilderness

Three Angels Girls Getaway

I’m on my way home from the Three Angels girls getaway I blogged about last week, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it when I get back to my desk! In the meantime, I wanted to share this beautiful blog post written by one of the other moms in our group. Her […]