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Home Study – Complete!

Kim —  March 29, 2016 — 1 Comment

I’ve been working on this post for the past few weeks – written, re-written, deleted, stopped, started, all of the above. For some reason I’ve felt like it had to be up-beat and positive. But for me, it just has to be honest. I am so excited to let you all know we have finally finished our home study and have a signed, sealed and delivered OFFICIAL home study. I might frame the cover letter just because it is REALLY good. We worked hard for it and I’m so glad it’s done.



Now we are on to putting together the dossier. Continue Reading…

Not About Me

Kim —  August 15, 2011 — 15 Comments

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

~Matthew 5:43-48

So what exactly does this mean? I can tell you what it means to me and where it takes me. Continue Reading…

It’s Not That Serious.

Kim —  June 8, 2011 — 7 Comments

Since I have been writing I feel like my posts have been very serious. If you know me personally then you know I have a hard time being serious and tend not to talk too much about the serious things in my life. So I have chosen to write about those more serious things here. But if you only know me through my blog then you might think I’m all serious and no fun.

So here are a few fun things about me that you may not know: Continue Reading…

My Promise.

Kim —  May 27, 2011 — 13 Comments

Ben and I decided several months ago that we are ready to add another person to our family through adoption. We set up a timeline and as that timeline gets closer I can’t help but think about this child more and more.

I pray for this child, I smile for this child and I cry for this child. Wherever they are, they are already mine and I am anxiously yet patiently waiting to hold them.

I think about painting their name in wooden letters to hang on the wall. I think about what bed set to purchase for them, what clothes to buy them and what their nickname will be.

And then I am stopped with a pit in my stomach and take a moment to think about this child’s parents. I pray for them. Especially the mother. I pray for her safety, her health and her emotional wellbeing.

Not everyone can understand this feeling. Not everyone is called to adopt. But if you have ever thought that ‘maybe’ you will be open to adopting someday, then it is safe to say that you are not there yet. There are no maybes in this type of decision.

In the past few months I have made of list of promises to our new child. Here they are: Continue Reading…

In “Just”

Kim —  May 16, 2011 — 14 Comments

I’ve been a Transit volunteer now for almost a year. This isn’t my first time volunteering in our church but it is the first time I have ever felt like I cared about it and not done it just because Andy told me to.

Conversations have started just from me simply wearing my Transit shirt on Sundays. They ask what it means, where I go and if I work for the church. I always perk up and am so excited to share how amazing this environment is and usually ask them if they want to come watch. So far, most people do not take me up on my offer, but that’s ok ’cause if a simple invite turns you away then you fo’ sho’ don’t belong in this awkward place we call “The Attic.” Continue Reading…