Not Your Average Family.
But you probably figured that out from the picture.
We forget, quite often, that we are a different family, and we suspect that our friends and relatives have a lot of questions about us that they are just too polite to ask. So this blog is for them, but it is also intentionally public.
It’s our hope that, by getting to know us, we can change some preconceived notions of what it means to be a family and what it means to understand and truly love someone, no matter the differences.
We want to let people know that our differences do not matter — everyone has the capacity to love someone who differs from them, if you just get a chance to know them. Truly, we are more alike that we are different.
We want to show you that, and we want to share our journey and some of the moments that have made us who we are. We hope to inspire you in your journey, especially if it is one that involves adoption.
In some ways, the year 2020 has been a long tutorial in grief, and that has helped me process so much of what I experienced during the adoption process. I now realize that, weird as it sounds, I grieved the loss of being pregnant. When Dawn was a baby, a friend joked that I’d gottenContinue reading “That uncomfortable feeling has a name”
Written by Danelle Henden. Depression is like being in the middle of the ocean. You try your hardest to swim out of it, but it never feels like you have made it anywhere. I’ve dealt with depression since I was a child. It has a revolving door entry into my life. When I became pregnant,Continue reading “Depression”
For a couple years, our Saturday mornings were all about hip hop dance. Ron and I would take turns (depending on whatever else was going on) taking the kids to classes at Supreme Dance Studio, where I looked forward to seeing my kids enjoy a serious workout while gaining some great skills and a bitContinue reading “Almost despairing”
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