Actually, today was the day

So you know how yesterday we celebrated our girls being "finally home"?  Well, it was sort of a lie.  Just a little white lie.  But yea - it was a lie. Yes, they arrived in Billings to cheers and tears.  And yes, we were finally together as a family.  And yes, all the waiting had finally come to an end.  But we didn't make it home. Don't get me wrong - that was our intention!  Just 225 … [Read more...]

Finally home

One year ago I paced excitedly back and forth, staring at the top of the escalator, willing for familiar faces to finally arrive. The kids giggled nervously amongst themselves with posters and gifts in hand. Friends, reporters and even strangers who had been touched by the story waited as well, eager to see a long-awaited and much-talked-about union. It was January 26, 2010 at the … [Read more...]

Guest blogger: I may only be 10, but I dream big!

Today's blog post is written by guest blogger Lillia Marble.  Her guest blog was originally published on the Live Intentionally blog by Paul Steinbrueck.  Here's a quote from Live Intentionally about the post: In an effort to help Live Intentionally readers reach their dreams and inspire others, I’ve invited you to share your dreams. Every Friday I’ll feature another reader & their … [Read more...]

One year ago

One year ago Haiti made the headlines, and we were moved by her massive needs, the immense suffering and loss of life. One year ago donations were made, prayers were offered, tears were cried and we became one with her people. One year ago Haiti was our focus. And then we got practice, spring break schedules, birthday parties, house remodels. The news headlines … [Read more...]

A look back at 2010

  With 2011 suddenly upon us, I want to take a moment to pause and look back at 2010.  It's been an extremely momentous and special year in the life of our family.  As John and I were discussing the coming year, and the fact that for both of us, it is our last year in our 30s, he said, "But I feel like we're just starting to really live."  Well said indeed.  So, here's a glance back … [Read more...]