Our latest adoption update – are we fostering or what?

So many of you sweet blog followers email me and ask about our adoption journey. The fact that total strangers even care about our adoption journey just blesses my socks off.  Thank you. Well, we continue to just take this longgggggggggggggg process one day at a time. We started this adoption journey 2 years ago next […]

Our first appointment with foster care— and Ava was a cow

So a social worker from Jackson County came to visit our home this week. This was literally the first step in our foster-to-adopt process.  We do not live in Jackson County, but are choosing to get certified in that county as they have more kids in foster care than any other county in Kansas City. […]

Adoption Update – stepping over the threshold of fear

  “For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear; I will help you.” ~ Isaiah 41:13 Because so many of you are so kind enough to ask, I want to update you on our adoption journey. At times I wonder if I am sharing […]

Please join us on our adoption journey

The latest on our adoption journey can be read here: http://themagicbrushinc.blogspot.com/2013/01/we-finally-have-tiny-bit-of-news-our.html ************************************************************************* There are several previous posts including:http://themagicbrushinc.blogspot.com/2012/03/our-first-appointment-with-foster-care.html We are stepping over the threshold of fear at http://themagicbrushinc.blogspot.com/2012/03/adoption-update-stepping-over-threshold.html My word of the year = courage at http://themagicbrushinc.blogspot.com/2012/01/word-of-year-for-me.html I am not crazy at http://themagicbrushinc.blogspot.com/2011/11/walking-fine-line-between-faithful-and.html My life is not mine at http://themagicbrushinc.blogspot.com/2011/09/our-adoption-journey-part-ii-my-life-is.html and the original adoption post […]

Our adoption journey: Part II – my life is not mine

……Continued from part 1. Click here if you missed it. Warning: this post is long. With few pictures. And many references to crazy conversations I have with God. I do hope you read it. So after months of paperwork and appointments, we sent in our adoption packets to 2 adoption agencies in March. We had […]

So this is what domestic adoption looks like…..part #1

When we began our paperwork to adopt domestically last October…..I had a friend tell me to “hold on for the ride…it’s a roller coaster”. Another friend told me “adoption is pain”. Turns out….they were both right. We just had our 4th birthmom look at our profile. And she too selected another family. In my head…… […]

What goes thru my head during my 2nd triathlon

I competed in my second triathlon last weekend. I actually signed up for it about 2 weeks before I even competed in my first triathlon. I was having a moment of panic thinking “what in the heck am I doing?/who do I think I am kidding?/surely I will die on this swim” and saw it […]

How on earth did The Today Show find my blog?

So, do ya know how you get those spam emails saying “you have been chosen to be the heir to a large sum of money from a woman dying in a hospital bed in a country you have never heard of”? Or do you get messages saying you have been selected to win a laptop […]

30 days ’til I turn 40: Tri Update

  (this is where I swim every week)   I could also call this post……. “My Triathlon Update”. Or….”Yikes: I’m almost 40″. Or “Lord, what have I gotten myself into?”. Any of those titles would work!   So many of you have been so supportive about my first triathlon which is next month….the day after […]

yes….we are trying to adopt.

(photo compliments of Radiant Photography; stick girl compliments of me!)   If you have seen my last couple of blog posts, yes….I have eluded to the decision my husband and I have made to adopt a child. We began our adoption process back in October….literally 2 weeks after I sold all of our baby items […]