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I haven’t talked about knitting for awhile now. When I first started a few years ago I was knitting all the time. I worked for a wonderful yarn company, Blue Sky Alpacas who also own Spud & Chloe, and test knit for them, I also made many samples. I was up to my ears in […]


“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” ~Matthew 5:4 Anniversaries can be hard. But they don’t have to stop our lives or make us regress. They can be used as catalysts to launch us into new things, new chapters, new understanding, new acceptance. I spent a lot of the day ‘living in […]


“Hear my cry, O God; Attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For You have been a shelter for me, A strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in Your tabernacle […]


*deep breath* My eyes are closed as I exhale, trying to find the place to begin… You know how when you haven’t seen a good friend in awhile and you can’t remember the last thing you talked about and then you realize they don’t know how something life changing turned out? And you want to […]


Well, we have reached the last chapter of the saga titled “Adoption”. The last words have been recorded, at least, as far as this story is concerned.  My world quietly spun in dizzying circles one last time upon hearing the latest update about the baby: He is well. (Thank the Lord!) He has a new […]


This year has been a very long year. A very busy year. A very trying and stretching year. And, a very emotional roller coaster-y year. Looking back, it’s hard to remember how it all started. I think we were at the in-laws when the ball dropped, and we cheered, and my husband sweetly kissed me. […]


A little while back, when we were desperate for some down time amidst the stress of our adoption journey, we found a way to take an overnight getaway as a family and drove ‘Up North’ to Duluth. One of our favorite spots to just walk and talk and soak in the calmness and beauty of […]


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