Baby A. is Officially Ours

It finally happened. It’s a done deal. If I had pixie dust and only needed to think up a happy thought to fly, today would by my happy thought. Today, Sarabeth and I took our foster daughter to the courthouse one last time to solemnly swear to be Baby A.’s legal and official parents forever.Continue reading “Baby A. is Officially Ours”

My Daughter’s Life Will Change In Just Two Days

…As will mine. It’s hard to believe we’ve had Baby A. for a year and a half! Since she arrived in our home from the hospital, the house has been louder, more joyful, filled with laughs, and it’s been much, much messier! Sure, there’s been some bad days where my temper has gotten the betterContinue reading “My Daughter’s Life Will Change In Just Two Days”

How We Got Engaged

July 19, 2008, seven years ago today, lives were changed. Plans were altered. Questions were asked. It was unlikely that Sarabeth and I would ever meet – me from California, she from Florida. The chances were slim at best. We didn’t meet on either coast as one might think, but in the middle of God’s country,Continue reading “How We Got Engaged”

Adoption Update (Enter A Hundred Exclamation Points Here)

I’m sitting at work on the phone with a customer and, just now, I get a text from Sarabeth: “Adoption Date!!!!!!!!! July 22 @ 9:45!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Yes, friends. After having Baby A. be a part of our home for the last 548 wonderful days, she will now officially be recognized as a Toy by the stateContinue reading “Adoption Update (Enter A Hundred Exclamation Points Here)”

Adoption Update

Good news. Extraordinary news. Incredible, exciting, jubilant, fantastic, exquisite news! We had out first adoption social worker visit last week. Not a foster care social worker, but an ADOPTION worker. We have now officially begun the process of adopting Baby A.!! (The real name of which we’ll reveal at the time of adoption.) At seventeenContinue reading “Adoption Update”

A Beautiful Mind and Death

My last post was about ignorance being bliss and I cited A Beautiful Mind as an example of this. The next day, yesterday, it had been reported that the subjects of the film John Nash and his wife Alicia were killed in a taxi cab accident. It’s so sad when we lose such good and admirable people suchContinue reading “A Beautiful Mind and Death”

Marriage: A Beginning, Not An End

It seems marriage has become the topic of ridicule and mockery. The prestige and honor of marriage has been replaced by the glamor and dazzle of bachelorhood and promiscuity. Not that this is anything new. But honestly, when is the last time you’ve heard a good word spoken about marriage? When is the last timeContinue reading “Marriage: A Beginning, Not An End”