Jacie has been home for 2 1/2 years. She was adopted from the Special Needs Chinese Adoption Program at the age of 8 years old. She is learning and growing in her forever family~

Monday, December 8, 2014


She loves her swimming

Backstroke seems to be what she is pretty good at
but doesn't care for...Funny how life is like that.

At this exact second Jacie is on top of Bart, wrestling him to the ground. She is 82 pounds dripping wet, he is a little more than that... We will see how this turns out.

She is such a corker and a very active playmate. I said to Bart yesterday, "The boys seem to be set on a direction for their lives. Loren into engineering and Jared in ministry. What do you think Jacie will become?"

His response... "A Chinese Assassin."


Too funny. She is always 'attacking' him. Jumping out from behind corners. Sneaking across the floor. It's actually pretty funny to watch the creative ways that she comes up with.

She is in an odd spot right now- between a little girl and young woman. I think that it is difficult for her to understand all of the life changes that are occurring but she is a trooper and seems to take things head-on. She has always been a fighter. I love that about her.

I continue to search out places for my book. Is there a market for adoption memoirs? My searching says no but my heart says yes. I feel that God has a plan for Jacie's life that far surpasses my understanding. For that reason, I will continue to search out literary agents and publishers until I find the one that is looking for us. Jacie has such an amazing story to tell and I relish the thought of being an ambassador of it. If one person would consider adopting because of our story, with all of its ups and downs, then I will know the reason behind the burning passion that is my heart to tell her story. To make the children who wait real for those who read this non-descript blog. Perhaps a difference can be made?

I bask in my role in all of my children's lives. I have been given the gift of being at home with them, schooling them and praying for them. The latter is the most important. May I be faithful.

Thanks for stopping in. May your day be blessed.

Camo Pants

Jacie and Bart at the Santa Anita Park, LA
She sure loves her dad.


  1. Your families' journey has been amazing. Thanks for letting us follow along. Prayers and Blessings. :)