Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Becoming Mama.... Head First

I am creating this blog as a labor of love. Love for my family and our hopes to see it grow through adoption. When I got married, I was 35, never been married, never had children and I fell head first into the most amazing adventure I have ever been on. I have always said my life has never been boring. Don't get me wrong, I am not talking about drama, I mean life has been more like going on a roller coaster or haunted house where I don't know what's going to happen next, sometimes I feel like I'm flying by the seat of my pants, and often times there is a lot of laughing, crying, and just plain old bumps in the road. Thank goodness, there are a few constants in my life that steady me. My husband and my Father in Heaven. Both have been my rock and while one suffers from his humanity like I do, the other gives us the eternal perspective that keeps us on track. I believe that the Lord has a plan for each of us, a purpose and meaning in life, and that we can all return as a family to live in God's presence someday. This eternal perspective, seeing ourselves and each other as our Father sees us, is what helps me and my family navigate through this adventure. I look forward to sharing some of my observations and experiences in hopes of reaching out to others who may find themselves in similar circumstances. I know I am not alone.

I heard someone say in church on Sunday, "Don't just settle for being good, be good for something." I hope this blog can be a little bit "good for something".


  1. Love you! You always have such a positive outlook on life. I need to follow in your example.

  2. Debbie, if it weren't for you, I don't know that I would have considered adoption in the first place. I think of you often as we get more and more involved in this process. I thought of you when our adoption fell through. I thought of you when we decided to push forward head first again... Not easy decisions. Any positive outlook comes after my husband gives me a blessing and I have had at least one good cry. LOL.