what’s with the shirts?

The why.   I love knowing the background stories, so I thought I’d share a bit today about why I’m making all these shirts and selling them to fund our adoption.  In October of last year, I found myself (obviously) in a really dark place, two months out from losing Winnie.  My plans for raising Winnie been … Continue reading what’s with the shirts?

Adoption

We’re adopting!  I'm sure most of you won’t be surprised to hear that we’ve taken steps towards a domestic adoption.  We have so much love in our hearts, and we can’t wait to have our arms filled again with another son or daughter.  There’s no replacing Clive and Winnie, but we are so ready to … Continue reading Adoption

reflecting on God and gods and a request for this Christmas | by Sam

We recently went on a trip to China (for business) and Thailand (for fun).  It probably goes without saying that these countries are very different from the U.S. (especially China).  We ate lots of interesting and different foods and tried our best to observe and learn about the cultures. One of the obvious things we … Continue reading reflecting on God and gods and a request for this Christmas | by Sam

For Rachel

Rachel’s birthday was a couple of weeks ago.  We honestly didn’t really do anything special for it.  Which is completely my bad.  We were up in Wisconsin and we drove to her parent’s house for dinner and dessert.  I feel asleep on the couch until it was time to drive home and then I was … Continue reading For Rachel

termination, incompatibility with life, and the value of a child

We mixed the concrete, shoveled and tamped, checked and double checked with levels and measuring tape.  I worked quietly next to Sam, because that’s what we do: work together.  He knew that I was quiet because I was sad.  “I’m sorry you’re out here.  You shouldn’t be able to be out here right now, setting … Continue reading termination, incompatibility with life, and the value of a child