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To Moms Who Feel Like Failures

By Nikole / May 10, 2015 / 0 Comments

This winter was the hardest winter our family has experienced in the past six years. Having lost our income for several months to becoming unexpectedly pregnant to letting go of a lifelong dream as well as having my best friend be nearly killed by a drunk driver, I had hit a new low…

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On Letting Go… and Letting In

By Nikole / March 23, 2015 / 2 Comments

  Letting go…isn’t easy. It’s hard, it hurts, and sometimes it just plain ol’ sucks. Two and a half years ago, when I was pregnant with Eden, slowly but surely a passion began to grow in me… a passion that made me see the world differently. A passion that made…

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The Gift of Vulnerability / Preggo Update (11 weeks)

By Nikole / February 26, 2015 / 4 Comments

Wow, people… we have been truly amazed at all the love and support you guys have shown us in the past two weeks. In the weeks leading up to our big announcement, I was bursting to tell everyone and yet felt I couldn’t because I was afraid I would say…

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A BitterSweet Announcement

By Nikole / February 16, 2015 / 8 Comments

January was one of the hardest months we’ve had in a long time. In fact, the other night John and I were talking about how January was the hardest month of our marriage. And in that conversation John said, “I actually think we’re entering a really hard season… it’s not…

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A Request for Help

By Nikole / January 27, 2015 / 0 Comments

Hey guys. We are in need of some help. As many of you know, John started a carpet cleaning business a year ago this month, and we are in the midst of what most new businesses go through: a time of drought. Winter is the slowest season for carpet cleaning…

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Autobiography – Complete!

By Nikole / January 8, 2015 / 0 Comments

We finally did it you guys! We finished all 159 questions on our Parent Autobiography with it ending up as a 43-paged paper! I just now emailed it to our awesome social worker, and it feels SO good to be done with that. Can’t wait yet kind of nervous to see…

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To Our Unborn Black Baby

By Nikole / November 26, 2014 / 0 Comments

As we wrestle with the hurt and confusion and injustice at the loss of unarmed black lives around the U.S., I noticed a major shift in how I viewed these recent losses. As many of you know, we are in the process of adopting, but only few know that we…

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Overwhelmed yet Thankful

By Nikole / November 25, 2014 / 0 Comments

Our Dear Friends, There’s (many) a reason why I’ve been absent from the blog, but it’s NOT because I’ve forgotten about you all! I constantly tell myself I need to sit down and update you all on our adoption journey, but finding the time has been nearly impossible (and no,…

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Come To Our Silent Auction!

By Nikole / October 6, 2014 / 0 Comments

    Sunday is the BIG day, you guys! We are having our Silent Auction for Adoption at our dear friends’ home in Little Canada. And we are so excited about all that’s been donated! People and local businesses have stepped up and have truly made this a community event. We…

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The Power of (Social Media) Community

By Nikole / September 23, 2014 / 4 Comments

Okay, Social Media, we’re turning to you! 🙂 Though some people may be cynical about the value of social media, we believe much good and beauty can come as a result of people coming together online for a cause! As many of you know, we are currently in the process of…

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