Family · New Jersey · USA

Making Memories

Summer is living in a perpetual state of S’more ingredients.  Backyard BBQs, pool parties, riding bikes to the lake, catching toads, digging up worms, light saber wars in the woods. I grew up in suburban Central Pennsylvania, a far cry from the busy Brooklyn streets that bred my parents until they married in 1974.  Fresh… Continue reading Making Memories

Adoption · China · Everly · Family

Passionate Pursuit

Last summer a friend, while volunteering in China, sent me a picture of this little thing, feeding tube in her nose, chubby baby flesh squeezed into a bright green swimsuit, half bent over an inflatable turtle swim ring.  The cuteness overflowing from her dark brown eyes and pudgy baby elbows. She was adorable, and was… Continue reading Passionate Pursuit

Adoption · China · Everly

Everly – The Beginning

It was at an outreach conference at our church that we heard the call.  A weekend full of horrific truth about the world’s child trafficking problem.  A reminder that here in America we live so well, so full, so blessed.  The conference was coming to an end and we were all seated, in circles, heads… Continue reading Everly – The Beginning

Belgium · Family · Hudson · Rota · Spain · Travel · Tripp · Trips

Sand Between Their Toes

When I think of all the places my family has travelled, all the beaches my children’s tiny toes have touched, I am in awe of all God has done.  What a precious, blessed life we live as a military family.  With this life comes sacrifice but so many other families sacrifice more than we will… Continue reading Sand Between Their Toes