The Guire Adoption Story

I stepped off the plane into gray. It looked gray. It felt gray. Jerry and I dragged the kids through the empty airport to retrieve the luggage and then outside to hail a taxi. Neither of us said a word. I wasn’t a world traveler and I never expected another country to feel different, but [...]

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You are anointed and qualified to raise your adopted/foster child.

Jesus “For unto us a child is born and unto us, a son is given and the government shall be upon His shoulder and His name shall be called Emmanuel.” -Isaiah 9:6 My first born came out wet, red faced, pointy headed and squalling. I was in the birthing room at Mon General, the first [...]

Christmas Has Needs

I paced back and forth at the front of the house where large windows looked out over the front yard and the mailbox. The mailbox- what had been a symbol of Christmas cards and good news had become my worst enemy. I dreaded the mailman coming bringing bills and more bills, and yet I watched, [...]

It Had Better Not Be Perfect This Christmas!

Every year when the kids and I were putting up the Christmas tree, my Spock-like tendencies came out. Every candle had to be perfectly spaced. The ribbons had to be equal distance apart.  All the lights had to be white and homemade ornaments had to go on the back side of the tree. I wish [...]

Expect a Mom Meltdown This Christmas Season

Expect a Mom meltdown. Last year during the Christmas season, my good friend Lori posted this on Instagram: “I am in panic mode you guys. I worry about what I’ve gotten the kids, if they’ll like what they are going to get, who else I need to buy for, where are all the extra funds [...]