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Be Grateful

I was sitting here thinking of everything in my life I am grateful for. There is much more to this list, but I figured I'd share some with you. Today I am grateful for: My husbandOur precious son, Little QOur new adoption opportunityFamilyFriendsOur jobsOur homeFood on our tableClean water to drinkOur healthPetsHeat, especially this time… Continue reading Be Grateful

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Adoption 101

Infertility affects an overwhelming number of people. According to, 1 in 8 couples (or 12% of married women) have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. (2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth, CDC) When dealing with infertility, it seems like you are the only one, but it also seems like the numbers should be… Continue reading Adoption 101

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Christmas Spirit

I have been struggling coming up with something to write about lately and while trying to concentrate on that topic my brain kicks over to what needs to get done before Christmas. Gifts mailed out, check. Christmas cards sent, check. Buy stocking stuffers, somewhat checked. Figure out what we're doing for little Q's birthday a few… Continue reading Christmas Spirit

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Live Life!

Approximately 151,600 people die each day around the world according to That's 6,316 each hour! I've been remembering family and friends who have passed away too early, for me anyway. Lung cancer in a lady who never smoked, a mother with multiple children getting brain cancer, a father's heart stopping, and numerous others. I don't… Continue reading Live Life!

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On a Sober Note…

There are 25 million Americans affected by substance abuse with an additional 40 million indirectly affected including family members per Mental Health America. says about 42.5 million suffer from mental disabilities every year including bipolar, schizophrenia and depression, which is one in five people. I have multiple family and friends who have substance abuse issues and/or… Continue reading On a Sober Note…