(Originally posted 11/21/2016)

There is much waiting involved on the road to becoming an adoptive parent. Waiting to decide if it’s the right thing and/or right time to adopt. After filling out the mountains of paperwork and answering numerous personal questions and writing out a life history, waiting for your fingerprint results to come back. (Mine got lost and I had to go do them a second time!) Waiting to get an appointment with a social worker for a home study. Waiting through the home study process. Waiting to be home studied approved. That is when you become an official…


(Originally posted 11/15/2016)

I’ve been having a lot of different emotions lately. Okay, if the truth be told, I’ve been crying more than usual. I’d like to say I’m normally a happy, outgoing and even, funny individual. I seek to find the bright side of most situations.

But since daylight savings time change here in my state, my almost 7 year-old son has been waking up between 4:30 and 5:30am. It’s still dark outside. That is not fun. So, I’m not getting enough sleep. He goes to sleep at 7:30pm so he’s getting enough. But once he goes down, I…


(Originally posted 11/4/2016)

My son was born into this world in the usual modern way. In a hospital with too much noise and bright lights. I was hoping for a nice home birth with soft lights and soothing music. Didn’t happen. I was hoping for natural birth but didn’t happen. There was an epidural and also a last minute C-section which left its forever scar. I remember how nervous and filled with emotion I was, waiting for him to come out into this wonderful and wacky world. I remember all I went through leading up to this moment. …


(Originally posted 8/2/2016)

Gone are the days when kids could just walk to a friends house, knock on the door and ask, “Can you come out and play?”

I never heard the word ‘playdate’ until in the 90’s. I’m guessing the term started when more moms became working moms. Wait. Let me re-word that because as far as I’m concerned, all moms are working moms. When more moms began careers outside the home and needed to schedule playtime for their kids due to hectic work loads. So, no more casual meet ups at the park. …


(Originally posted 6/30/2016)

That sweet bliss of watching him fall off to sleep at the end of a long day. How he lies there so quietly just staring at the ceiling thinking of… I don’t know what. I wish I did know. Maybe what Lego he’ll build tomorrow. His eyes close for a bit then open slowly again. No. Not asleep yet. I watch as his body relaxes more and falls deeper into his pillow. Lying on his side, with his cheeks and lips pressed, looking sort of schmushed up, making him look like he’s blowing kisses. So cozy. …


(Originally posted 6/25/2016)

The tragedy in Orlando has been weighing on my mind and made my heart heavy. I can’t even imagine the horror it was for those there and the pain felt by the families and friends of those who lost their lives. All murder is a hate crime to me. The killer is filled with hate and it permeates their minds and heart so much that they strike out and kill. The sick individual states he’s a terrorist and he certainly struck terror in so many that night. But I don’t want to get into politics and talk…


(Originally posted 4/17/2016)

Please forgive me. It’s been six weeks since my last confession. I mean blog post.

Having a blog now I’m filled with so much to say, yet it’s so hard to pinpoint what I want to say next. I’ve made lists and started writing things in my head while walking our dog, or brushing my teeth, or doing laundry. Usually most often as I lie in bed at night, slowly drifting off to sleep. It’s then I vow, tomorrow will be the day I finally sit back down again and write a new blog post.

Now I’ve…


(Originally posted 3/1/2016)

I’m at my most vulnerble when tired at the end of a long day. I’m also usually less patient and more prone to “losing it” when my son doesn’t do what I ask after asking several times. But you see, I’ve learned this and have become truly aware of this fact about myself, and knowing it has enabled me to be more keenly present and in-tune to my emotions and mood.

For so long, I was trying to hurry the whole bedtime routine, so I can have those few precious hours to myself or if my husband’s…


(Originally posted 2/19/2016)

I was going to blog tonight. It was going to be a really good one too. But I made the mistake and went on Facebook first and got lost and looked at other people’s lives, watched a few videos, liked some stuff and made some comments. Now, it’s an hour later from when I sat down with full intention to write a very sweet, uplifting and funny blog about my day with my son, and now I’m too tired to write what I wanted to. My mind is mush and truth be told, I lost the flow…


(Originally posted 2/17/2016)

My son is asleep and all’s quiet in our home except for the sound of rain falling and a fire burning. It seemed the perfect time to write about what a great day we had. This week is our fourth straight week of fully commiting to homeschooling. I will save how we came to homeschooling for another blog.

My son is asleep and all’s quiet in our home except for the sound of rain falling and a fire burning. It seemed the perfect time to write about what a great day we had. This week is our…

Here Is Angie

Parent educator of TEACH Through Love. Founder Adoptive Parents Support Group. Homeschools son. Grateful. Swell sense of humor. Owner http://Evolvingparents.com

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