Category: Family

Beauty and a Beastly Challenge

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We currently have three teenagers.  Those five words contain serious emotion for both them and us.  If you have been blessed with raising a teenager, you understand.  It’s been said that when young adults turn 25, they realize and appreciate their parents.  I’m not sure, as we have not experienced the age of 25.  Our…

By MamaC January 16, 2021 1

Dear Mama…

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Your strength, beauty and grace shines.  Your unimaginable loss is never forgotten.  You are understood, loved and never alone .   Beautifully written by Kelli Clodfelter. “October 1, 2014… life was “normal”. I had no idea our world was about to take a dive into a journey no parent should ever understand. I had no…

By MamaC October 2, 2020 0

10 in 20

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COVID has been a catalyst for change among loss. SOOO MUCH CHANGE! Each time we are presented a significant opportunity, it’s formed in the crucible of crisis. What we are feeling, is grief. Ten years ago this month, two traumatized children stepped into our lives. Our party of five became seven over night. Good or…

By MamaC August 31, 2020 1

Be still and know…

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Today we are celebrating a graduation. Without adoption, John & I would be sending our youngest to college next month.  I cannot imagine our home without children.  John said he could. 😂♥️ Last night, fears showed up as I slept. It still shocks me to realize what trauma does to the heart and mind. Milestones…

By MamaC July 11, 2020 0

Graduation 2020

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When I traded my paid career in the restaurant business three years ago, to homeschool our two youngest children, it was the most difficult job by far.  After this past Spring, many can relate!  They were grateful when I quit sharing my “wisdom” and shared a graduation speech instead. Yesterday, at our son Calvins graduation,…

By MamaC June 28, 2020 0

Never underestimate loss.

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Have you ever woke up and thought, “How did I get here?” This is not the life I’d imagined. Each time God  presents a significant opportunity, it’s formed in the crucible of crisis.  It is not free or safe. In a cross road, we choose to look up or walk away. If we see adversity…

By MamaC June 27, 2020 0

Seven strong.

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Overnight our family grew from five to seven. Adoption was nothing we planned. A series of events had us filling out paperwork and enrolling in foster care classes. Two children that we knew, from another state, needed a home quickly. When I placed the call to DCFS they were happy we were asking to be…

By MamaC May 11, 2020 0

Breakthrough

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I had no idea what challenges lie ahead for us all. I had no idea how God would show me a portion of trauma that our youngest two had experienced, allowing me the empathy necessary to be their Mother. The adoption story below was shared in the Spring of 2014, six months prior to our…

By MamaC April 21, 2020 0

When the world stopped…

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My phone rang.  It was my good friend Sarah, who is a Trauma Nurse at St. Louis University Hospital.  She was on her way to work, again.  Like most in the medical field, she has been working long hours away from her family.   In her usual cheery voice, she shared this story with me… …

By MamaC April 11, 2020 1