"The primary goal in the education of children is to teach, and to give the example of a virtuous life."

Saint John Chrysostom

Holy Week & Pascha

Posted on Apr 20, 2014 in All Posts, Orthodox Christianity | 0 comments

Holy Week & Pascha

I find this to be one of the most invigorating times of the entire year.  On top of it all, I think my children taught me some great lessons this week in patience, love, and appreciation.

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This Spring Brings…

Posted on Apr 12, 2014 in All Posts | 4 comments

This Spring Brings…

A baby who started crawling and a week later walking along the side of the couch. He’s also shaking his head no now.

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This Past Week

Posted on Mar 29, 2014 in All Posts, Family & Friends | 4 comments

This Past Week

Time.  It passes quickly when I want to savor it and painfully slow when I’m anxiously waiting for a monumental moment.

It was only yesterday Gabriel was born, right?

Or not…

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Soothing Their Hearts

Posted on Mar 25, 2014 in All Posts, Foster Care & Adoption, Orthodox Christianity | 3 comments

Soothing Their Hearts

Many times, as parents, we don’t get to see the results of our efforts for years.  I try so hard to soothe the ache & bitterness in my boys’ hearts.  Hopefully I’m making a difference. Only time will tell for sure.

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Family of 11 for a Week

Posted on Mar 23, 2014 in All Posts, Family & Friends | 2 comments

Family of 11 for a Week

(…and sometimes 12, depending on the day)  My mom and three of my nieces came to visit us for the week while they were on Spring Break.  I missed them and am thrilled they were able to journey north to spend some time with us!!

The house was a bit noisier.  A bit messier.  But…I loved every moment of it!  Here are some highlights from our week:

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Why?

Posted on Mar 17, 2014 in All Posts, Foster Care & Adoption | 10 comments

Why?

Because I have hope.

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Heading Back on the Road

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 in All Posts, Road Scholars | 6 comments

Heading Back on the Road

Hopefully anyway.  I cannot believe it has been almost two years since I’ve done any type of road trip with my family. That is completely unheard of for Les and myself.  It was never our purposeful intent when we got married to be a constant traveling family, but that has been our life since getting married…that is until two years ago.  For various reasons, the boys and I just haven’t traveled any farther than daddy’s work which is 2 hours away from our home.

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