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Our Adoption Story

The big update: SHE’S HERE!!! Our daughter.  I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of saying that.  Our daughter. Oh my goodness.  I can’t believe she’s ours. Maia Sofia Grace Butler was born June 19th, 2013 at 11:52 pm.  6 … Continue reading

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If Your Heart Hurts this Mother’s Day {a few things I’d say if we could do coffee}

I awake early to sit here and wait in the predawn quiet, my littles still snug in their beds, and a hundred or so passions burning all at once in my soul. And out of those hundred burning thoughts, this … Continue reading

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A broken piece of my story, and one thing that scares me

The dream is poignant. Terrifying. We’re in Kansas City, and an unnamed social worker has located some distant member of Maia’s biological family — a great grandmother, maybe? — who wants to raise our daughter. And somehow, despite our very finalized, … Continue reading

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When Holidays Hold More Sorrow than Joy {a guest post at (in)courage}

Oh my friends, how I am enjoying this season of silence.  I’m reading books and filling lined pages with unedited longing for Him and relishing long conversations and taking life slow this holiday season. The slowed pace is fresh air … Continue reading

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How Adoption Has Opened Our Family {in honor of national adoption month}

Today I’m honored to invite you to read my words over at my friend Kristin’s blog. Kristin is a fellow adoptive mama.  She’s running a series in honor of National Adoption Month, and she asked me a few months ago if … Continue reading

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Our Impending Transition [yes. more of it.]

Hey my friends, There’s some transition on my life’s horizon that I’d like to share with you here.  It’s kind of a big deal, and kind of a gigantic question mark all at the same time. I’ll explain. Thanks But … Continue reading

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Adoption Prayer Needs, News, and a Question for You

Hi Dear Friends! It’s been a crazy ride for the Butler fam these last few weeks! [Before I forget to mention it, if you missed the post in which I shared our girl’s name and the story behind it, you … Continue reading

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The Story [So Far] on Our Soon-Coming Baby Girl [!!!!]

I think I’m still in shock.  A week ago yesterday in the afternoon, I glanced at my email on my phone and the reality of what I was reading sank in gradually. “The birth mom in _______(small town in the … Continue reading

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So I Had A Miscarriage [And Our Adoptive Family Profile Is Being Presented Today]

(So I have another piece, kind of a “part 2” to the last piece I wrote re. Lizard Skillz.  I was going to post it today.  But… I’m feeling the need to wait on that one and bring you this … Continue reading

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Our Adoption Fund Fine Print

I met with a new friend today named Kelsey.  She is super awesome, as is her 2-year-old daughter, Lila.  (Insanely cute).  Kelsey and her husband Eric are in the process of adopting from Ethiopia. (Here is a link to their blog … Continue reading

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