"All Things"

An adoptive mom who loves Christ, family, running, fitness, and all things health related.



Our chalkboard backsplash to record our numbers!

Yay!! We got word today that we moved down one spot on the girl’s list to #8!! The #1 family received their referral for a 5 month old.  I am so over the moon happy for this family and for the fact that this little 5 month old sweetie how has a family.  Praise the Lord!

Each number drop represents being one step closer to my baby(ies).  One spot closer to the child(ren) that the Lord has planned for me.  Praise Him!  I am praying that this is the beginning of a flood of referrals, including ours.

Yesterday, the wait was really getting to me.  My sweet sister, Kristianna, sent me this email:

Just take a deep breath and keep imagining the finish line, baby Bella smiling up at you as you hold her close, her little baby giggles as you kiss her chubby little neck. You are going to make Bella feel so special one day when she realizes how much heartache you endured making sure you waited for HER, and no one else. Through all these emotions, your love for her never wavers and even though these past 3 years have been hell, they have been worth it!


I hope my words are comforting and I wish they could heal you completely. But unfortunately there is only one little girl (and maybe her brother/sister) that can do that. Praying so hard you are united this week!


Love you!

Remember when I wrote about words yesterday? Yeah, this is what I was talking about.  My mom, sisters, and friends have picked me up, reminded me of God’s strength, and have helped me to keep on going.

Having my numbers drop today after such a hard day yesterday was like getting a deep breath from God.  When the wait feels unbearable, it feels hard to breathe.  Seeing movement is like a breath of fresh air.  I can do this. I can keep going. I can do ALL things 🙂

Let’s keep the good news coming!!


Last night I made turkey and gravy sandwiches for dinner. I had mine without a roll and paired it with veggies and sweet potato patties.  My mom found the sweet potato patties in the freezer section.  They are 60 calories each and SO good!


This morning I got up at 3:55 so that I could get in 6 miles before work.  I ran 6 strong miles and felt great.  I love being done my workout before the sun (and most people) are up!

After, I had my usual oatmeal-beefed up with an apple.


Apple, banana, and blueberries. So good!!

Lunch was leftover chicken in my crock pot and a salad.

Tonight Beeker and I are going on a little date to the diner before Church youth group! I think I am going to have breakfast for dinner! 🙂

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4 thoughts on “#8

  1. Wow, I cant believe you get up THAT early! Amazing!! I’ll be praying for you on your adoption journey. What a test of patience that must be!

  2. I love that my children encourage and love one another. It is one of my greatest blessings in life. So blessed!

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