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An Impossible Prayer

Our daughter has oral aversion. I wrote a little about it here.

I have been praying that she would be able to eat birthday cake on her 4th birthday in August. When I started praying for this, it seemed impossible. Our daughter only ate finely pureed food and yogurt. She was afraid to try anything else.

A few weeks ago this changed. Our little girl ate Angel Food Cake!

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Adoption: A Beautiful Mess (Part 2)

In my previous post I wrote about a few ways in which adoption is difficult and messy. It is messy… very messy at times. But, as a Christian I have to also believe that adoption, while messy, is beautiful.

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Adoption: A Beautiful Mess (Part 1)

We adopted our daughter from China nearly a year and a half ago. I love my daughter so much and I’m so thankful that adoption made us a family. However, I have some conflicting ideas about adoption that may surprise some people. These ideas are still fluid as I am learning more and trying to listen to the voices of adult adoptees and those who have been part of the adoption community for a long time.

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Struggling to Comfort

Our daughter was in an institution for the first two and a half years of her life. Because her orphanage had lots of kids and very few caregivers, and because she has some medical needs that her caregivers did not know what to do with, our daughter was relegated to a corner with a few other kids and neglected. She could barely sit up by herself and could not crawl when we adopted her.

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Food Love

Food.

That one word elicits all kinds of wonderful things in my mind. I love food. I love to eat it. I love to create delicious goodness with it.

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