The Story Of Our Failed Adoption Match

The Story Of Our Failed Adoption Match

Sometimes it’s easier to write about a dark season after the pain has subsided a bit. Other times the pain gives a boost of creativity, and the words flow easier. I’ve found myself telling the story about our failed adoption match a few times recently, and I no longer feel sick to my stomach when I do so. Well, not *as* sick to my stomach. The enormity of my emotions from that time, and the pain of having it fall through, still overwhelms me at times. God has been so good to bring significant healing since last December/January. I would like to share about it a bit in this space because I know our story, although unique, isn’t uncommon.


On December 18, 2013, almost one year ago, we got the phone call. The call that every adoptive couple dreams of. It was about 4 pm, and even though we had been waiting for over two years at that point, it was still the last call I expected to get that evening.

“You guys were chosen!” said our case worker on the other line.

“It’s a sibling group of three children.”

Three children. Wow. My heart was beating so fast.

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Apple Spice Soaked Oatmeal

Apple Pie Soaked Oatmeal

Hearty, with a touch of sweet, and filled with all the spices we love this time of year. Apple pie soaked oatmeal is a nourishing version of those little brown packets (you know the ones I’m talking about). The ones filled with artificial colors and flavors, and other ingredients that can’t be pronounced. This version…

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Wheat-Free Breakfast Burritos Easy to Freeze

Easy To Freeze Wheat-Free Breakfast Burritos

These wheat-free breakfast burritos will fill you up with nourishing ingredients, and are a very simple way to begin a busy morning! Since becoming a mom to a toddler (with four hours notice, I must add), I can absolutely see why freezer meals are so helpful, and why many people choose to stock up on…

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Potato Apple Soup with Caramelized Onions and Gorgonzola (grain-free) Cover

Potato Apple Soup with Caramelized Onions and Gorgonzola (Grain-Free)

I’m over at The Nourishing Gourmet this week sharing a twist on traditional potato soup! This rustic potato soup is delicately sweet, with caramelized onions and local apples, topped with savory gorgonzola. Not only is it nourishing-to-the-max with chicken bone broth, but it’s quick to put together and very frugal for even the tightest budget! This soup is…

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