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Series: Life on the Inside

Sunday Grace

Sunday mornings are often difficult, and yesterday was no exception. It was one of those mornings. As we needed to get everyone in the car, we had a big kid throwing a tantrum—a big, defiant, physical, kicking-and-screaming tantrum. Let me tell you, these are not fun with kids who are in bigger and bigger bodies. I had to step aside to av…

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RAD: Bad, Sad, Glad

Our oldest two children were formally diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) in April. Having been living the reality of this disorder for years, the diagnosis came as a relief. But as the catchy rhyming words in the post title point out, a diagnosis of RAD brings about a number of emotions. Bad What’s so bad about Reactive At…

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Are You Ready?

I recently came across a post that I so wish I would have found back when it was written in 2011, at the beginning of our adoption journey. It asks a lot of tough “are you ready” questions that indeed, we were not ready for. Now, we are where we are by the grace of God, living out what He ordains for our good and His glory. I don’t know…

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Getting Help

This article was posted on the special-needs parenting blog Not Alone last week and couldn’t have been more timely for me: When Mama Needs Help Because the time has definitely come: this mama needs help. Our son’s running away unleashed a pent-up deluge of negative emotions that I’ve been pushing aside for a long time. In the days followi…

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Steadfast

Y’all, it’s been a really tough week in a series of tough weeks and months and years. We woke up last Monday morning to find that our oldest child had run away overnight in a very planned fashion. For about two hours, we didn’t know where he was. Terrifying, I tell you. He was found in a safe place. We were covered in prayer and had excel…

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Continuing the Conversation

This post is part of "Life on the Inside", which is a series that gives a glimpse into our adoptive family's daily life. Please read this series with a discerning attitude that is quick to listen and slow to speak. Due to the sensitive nature of this series, comments have been disabled. However, you can always email me at [email protected]

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We're Not Alone

This post is part of "Life on the Inside", which is a series that gives a glimpse into our adoptive family's daily life. Please read this series with a discerning attitude that is quick to listen and slow to speak.Due to the sensitive nature of this series, comments have been disabled. However, you can always email me at kat…

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