Friday, May 30, 2008

Audrey Caroline

I've been following this story for awhile now, or you can watch it here.

Smith Family Story from Matthew Singleton on Vimeo.

Either way prepare yourself.

Thursday, May 29, 2008


I ran my URL through this it claims my site is worth nothing. What if I were to mention this or this or do I have to mention this?

I'll let you know...

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Prayer Needed

We have all been blessed by the music of Steven Curtis Chapman, tonight his family needs our prayers. Earlier today his daughter Maria, who they adopted from China, was struck and killed by a car in their driveway. The car was driven by the Chapman's teen aged son. Apparently the whole family witnessed it. Please pray for their family as they go through this terrible time.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Quizno's Guy

How could someone whose name I do not know change my life? Because he is AWESOME. Whenever I go into Quizno's he makes me feel that he got up that morning to make me a sandwich. The most important part of his day is to make me happy. This is not unique to me, my husband and kids have the same experience when they go, as I'm sure do many others.

Does he make a better sandwich than the other Quizno's guys? Probably not, but I will never know, for as long as he works at that particular Quizno's it is the only Quizno's I will go to. Does he care for me personally, no probably not. Then what is it? I don't know. I just know that I hope and pray that I can hire him someday. If not, I will just remember that whatever I do I have an affect on others, and it is much better to be remembered as awesome than not. If my whole goal for the day is to make others feel that my sole purpose that day was to positively impact their life, then it's all good.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Traditional Blogger Regrets

I've noticed I haven't been keeping up on this particular blog. Sorry, eventually nearly every blogger realizes that they are not keeping up with their blogging duties. I had originally started this as a sub-group of our women's ministry at our church. Supporting adoptive and foster mom's with all the foster and adoptive issues that come up. That, I feel is going well. I've met several families through it, and while we don't meet regularly as a whole, I do speak with some, email others and hope that others are benefiting from my family's experience.

Babies of the body or babies of the heart, the one thing true about all kids is they require a lot of time and energy. I am a smarter not harder kind of person. So, while analyzing the world's problems, I found my biggest problem with the world. We did some extra curricular activities with the oldest of my bunch, but even with two we had two kids doing two things in two different places, and it BUGGED me. We've boycotted them for much of the last nine years. However, my born of the body babies are not genetically inclined to relax. The very thought that I was going to be doing five different things a week in five different places was driving me crazy. So......

I'm starting a center that will house all sorts of extra curricular activities in one place. I'm writing business plans, doing revenue analysis, all sorts of WORK to avoid driving around town. Writing it out seems crazy, but I realize I cannot be the only one. In fact I'm not, I already have several people on board. Lots of moms want to stop spending quality time in traffic.

So in the future if you miss me I'll be here or here

I'll still be here, but if you miss me I'm around.

Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day to all moms - born of the body or the heart.