Archive | Jonathan

02 March 2013 ~ 1 Comment

I’m Coming Out & Standing Up

I’ve been public about my struggle with depression over the last 12 years, as well as our journey with our son’s diagnosis with bipolar disorder. We don’t know that the diagnosis will stick long term, and as anyone would, we hope it won’t. Nonetheless, I’ve learned there is much more to mental illness than the […]

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06 January 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Amazing Day

I hope your day was as amazing as mine! Started with finding out our annual “A Promise for {insert year}” Guest Speaker for the first Sunday in January the last several years didn’t show up as planned. When I called him, he was four hours north, speaking at another church! Wasn’t completely his fault. Long […]

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25 December 2012 ~ 2 Comments

A Very Merry Christmas!

We hope you and your family enjoyed a very Merry Christmas! Our plan to drive home in two shots and arrive Saturday drastically changed. We hit the road from Provo about 11:30 am PST on Friday and drove the whole way! We arrived home about 11:30 pm. My major concern is always how Colleen is […]

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20 December 2012 ~ 2 Comments

A Journey of Outrageous Proportions

It seems like both yesterday and forever ago that I admitted Jonathan to Heritage School on May 2, 2011. I was an emotional wreck! I made the pilgrimage to admit Jonathan at Heritage myself on May 1-2, 2011. It’s hard to believe it’s already time for him to come home. How the decision came about […]

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23 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Have You Considered Adopting?

Many of you know our story of both of our boys being adopted. The tremendous part is they’re ten months apart. Different biological birthmoms. Josh was first. We found out about him when his birthmom was just three months pregnant and walked through the last six months of her pregnancy with her. Jonathan came next. […]

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23 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Why Is the Sun Up in the Middle of the Night?

I’m in Chicago on a couple hour layover. It’s 4:10 am according to my body, but Chicago believes it’s 6:10 am. I left LAX at about 10:45 pm. All this makes for a short night, but I’m sure my body will painfully remind me of that in short order once I arrive in Christiansburg, Virginia. […]

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15 April 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Great Weekend!

It’s late Sunday night, and we are officially exhausted! A good exhausted though! An emotional weekend having Jonathan here for his first home visit in over a year is coming to an end. He arrived Thursday evening, where we picked him up at LAX. As soon as we got home, Charlie (his/our dog), recognized him […]

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24 March 2012 ~ 3 Comments

It’s Always Hard To Leave

Friday morning, Jonathan and I both got up early. Actually, he always gets up early. The only different is that I got up early. Either way, it was just the two of us for a while. He ate breakfast, I enjoyed watching him, and we both took turns at initiating some good conversation. After Colleen […]

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22 March 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Last Full Day

We started off a bit earlier today, at least for us! After breakfast, it was on to The Living Planet Aquarium. Not a big one, but definitely an adventure, filled with great fish (the kind for looking, not eating….I don’t do fish!), for both viewing and even touching for some! The day warmed up quite […]

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21 March 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Local And Lazy

This morning, Colleen, Jonathan and I made breakfast together. His favorite: Chocolate Chip Pancakes. Josh slept in quite late, so the three of us ate together and had some really good conversation as well. We’re so proud of how far Jonathan has come! At the same time, it’s always hard to know how much of […]

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