Six Years

Six Years

Six years ago I stepped off a plane. I was soaked with pee and stained with tears. I had an eye infection and was exhausted to my core. This was my view… Six years ago today Jack met his family for the first time. He went straight for Grandma.  Tonight, we...
Summer School

Summer School

This year this guy is participating in ESY.  That’s a fancy navy-sounding acronym name for Extended School Year. Why would this endless summer dreaming mother want her child to go to school in the summer? Well, where do I start? It is supposed to prevent...
My Secret Confession

My Secret Confession

So, today I revealed a dirty little secret that I’d like to share with you. Our adoption agency lists us as a source to call with questions about the adoption experience, particularly those of special needs children. The person on the other end of the phone was...
An Update on Jack

An Update on Jack

I think I’m glad I didn’t write this last night. I needed to sleep and to run and to pray and find some serious perspective. I’ve done all three but I have no real answers. Let me take a step back, well a couple of steps back and explain… This...
Jack Jack’s Time Hop

Jack Jack’s Time Hop

So I have that Timehop app on my phone. It lets me see what I posted on a certain day years before. Yesterday after an excruciatingly long homework session with Jack that had me a bit down I opened the app. I saw a picture of Jack standing on the bridge of a...
Pictures Planes and Plans

Pictures Planes and Plans

When we were flying to China I was filled with nervous excitement. I think part of it was because I just knew we would be one of those families so moved by all the children, we would be back as soon as we had settled to life in Hawaii. Um… in Hawaii. Maybe...