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an act of ending something the act of making a person leave a job : the act of firing or dismissing someone For a word not to be used often in my daily language, this word all of a sudden has TREMENDOUS meaning in my life. Our precious foster son’s parents lost their parental rights […]


I spent the last two days in a Pre-K training and was privileged to meet a new friend.  I quickly discovered that she was of the muslim faith and therefore was fasting during this Ramadan season.  After our conversation about fasting and the meaning of it, I pulled up my email and found an email […]

Traveling Companion

My husband is my favorite traveling companion. As we entered the traveling season, I was reminded of all the plane rides and destinations we have shared together (with and without the children). A little background knowledge to understand the text a bit better: After graduating from The George Washington University up in Washington DC, my […]


The past few years when I have put my husband on a plane to head to Africa for an extended period of time, I have prepared a set of “happies” for him to enjoy while we were separated. ***Happies is my mother’s term for little things that make someone you love feel HAPPY!  It can […]


I was asked recently why we foster.  I found it interesting that I paused before answering her question.  I realized that people inquire about our journey often but rarely want to know if there was a specific reason and/or event that persuaded us to jump into this crazy world of fostering. So why? Why not?  That […]

Just a few things….

I will refer back to a handy dandy list of what is going on. Not that you care….but one day I will so here it goes…. 1. Basketball has been a huge part of our life and schedule the past few months. The season went extra long for us because the varsity team are the […]

Our new adventure

When I wrote my last post 5 months earlier, my husband and I were at the very beginning of an adventure. We were so new into it, we were not certain of the possibility of it actually coming to be. We were still at the stage of asking, “Lord, is this really the path?” That […]

First day of school! (they hope)

    Pics from the first day!  These three wonderful kids started school on Monday (along with most of the rest of Texas) and although they were not thrilled about returning, they have had good attitudes (and so has Mom), and the first week went very smoothly.  Although they may be wishing for summer to stay, they […]

Extra Fun in Zambia

 Pottery!  We joined some of our other Family Legacy Families during break week at a local pottery place.  The girls loved it.     Slumber party with our friend, Indiana.  Fourth of July Party in Africa!   This is our car for the summer.  We affectionately refer to it as THE BEAST.  We are so […]

Happiness from the day…