Today is the anniversary of us joining our adoptive family. We packed up the body's children, our dog, and we went into hiding from the abusive husband. Well, semi-hiding. That's a long story but it's the 3 year anniversary. The kids call it our Extraction Day (Naked and Afraid reference). It certainly felt like an… Continue reading Counting Every Blessing
The shadows have been a consistent problem for the last couple of years. They cause chaos, they get quiet. The reject members of their colony and then get mad at us for taking them in. They cause choking while trying to swallow things. They feed negative and painful thoughts to the majority of us.… Continue reading If You Can’t Beat Them….
No one can do it for you. Duh. I mean, I know. No one can write for me. Maybe they could but would it say what I wanted to say? Sometimes we have to just get up and do it. Make the choices. Use our wings. Fly.
Open Doors Open doors. They can be a challenge. They can be obviously open and you know it's for you to enter. They can be obviously open, yet you know you just don't want to go there. Some doors are more subtle in their openness. They look like they could be open but it's not… Continue reading Open Doors: In or Out…
It's Saturday again. Funny how this keeps happening. The weeks keep cycling through days whether we are ready or not. Like children playing hide and seek with days of the week. "Ready or not, here I come!", the next day calls out. Just yesterday Rachel and Layna wrote a long post about our journey to… Continue reading Self-Care Saturday
Family... pretty much everyone knows what family is, right? The people you have a blood connection to, that you can be traced back to, blah blah blah. You know, the ones on birth certificates and marriage certificates and the ones you're now related to because Aunt Jane married Bob the Builder so now you have Uncle… Continue reading Our Tribe, Our People, Our Family
hi im lexi and im 10. i wasn't always 10. for awhile i was grown up but that didn't work so good. i didn't get married but i was there like rite after we moved back after we got married and we had two baby girls and it was stupid and i couldn't figure out… Continue reading Inside Where We Live (Alexandria)
howard's nose, because its cute. he's a 1 year old black lab.sometimes we fall down. a lot of times we fall down. maybe not so much literally fall down, more figuratively. but still, falling is falling, right?it was walk time this morning. bella was out and mama suggested that bella take howard with her. howard… Continue reading and we all fall down….
graphic made for me by lisha... love you lisha!thats kinda it. keep calm and let cadie handle it. i like to handle things, especially things that confuse or annoy my sisters. mostly tho, i like to do what i want. my name is cadence danielle. you guys can call me cadie. most people do unless… Continue reading Inside Where We Live (Cadence)
Henry David Thoreau said "Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves."We have spent the better part of our lives lost. We didn't really gain much for understanding ourselves.I'm not really sure where I'm going with that. I just know that today has been rough, almost from the beginning. Jessa was out… Continue reading Understanding Ourselves….