Hi, I’m Anna.
I am a proud adoptive mom to Jake and Emmie. We have open adoptions with both, and I love sharing how God made our family.
I am a homeschool mom and my husband, Mike, is a youth pastor. We live in the Washington DC area. God has given us a story to share about following His lead and trusting in His timing. We waited only three weeks for Jake but almost three years for Emmie.
In 2007, the year that I started this blog, we experienced devastating losses when two different adoption plans fell through. Blogging through the healing process was a blessing I never expected. In addition to the love and support of my real-life friends and family, I was greatly encouraged by the kindness and prayers from readers. I needed that. This is what got me through one of the hardest times of waiting I’ve ever experienced.
And that’s what made sharing about Emmie’s adoption all the more sweet. I loved having the chance to blog all about it!
If you’re interested in reading some more about her adoption, click here to read about when her birth parents chose us, here for a post I wrote on the emotional day we brought her home from the hospital, and here for a letter I wrote to her birth mom when all the emotions settled a bit.
Now I write about the stuff that just happens in everyday life. There’s never a dull moment! Usually my posts are lighthearted and feel-good in nature because that’s where my comfort level is here on the internet.
Thanks for reading. Be sure to introduce yourself sometime by leaving a comment or sending me a private email (click on Email Me). If you’re in the adoption process, I’d love to hear your story and be someone who could encourage you and lift you up in prayer.