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I am a wife, daughter, mother, bilingual teacher, poet, author, women's Bible study teacher, world traveler, orphan advocate, and an adoptive mother.  Our adoption journey has been filled with a lot of hurt and loss, along with even more hope, grace, and healing.  Through it we have experienced more of God than we ever bargained for and have watched Him miraculously redeem our story when we surrendered all the broken pieces to Him.


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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Monday, April 14th

Wishing a happy, happy 21st birthday to our other sweet son, Julian.  Juan David's biological brother.  The boy "responsible" for keeping us in Juan David's life and for voicing his heart to the Colombian officials over our case, convincing them that his brother belonged with us.  Some days I really miss that boy.  I know that the fact that our hearts are so tied to Julian has really helped our bonding with Juan David.

I got a coupon to make a free photo book on Shutterfly, so I made a book for Julian.  Unfortunately, it hasn't arrived yet, but he knows it's coming. It turned out absolutely beautiful.  I hope he will always cherish the pics of him and his brother together this summer on our trip to Villa de Leyva.

We also made a short video for him, saying happy birthday, and sent it his way. 

The day ended with a quick dinner and early evening soccer game in the freezing cold, which seemed even colder having just come from 90 degree weather in Texas.

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