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May 21

This morning at church, we sang “I want to be close to you/I want to be close to you.” And I thought, that has to be the scariest desire on earth. Because every time I’ve asked God to get closer to Him, He’s given me a situation where my only hope was in Him. And while […]

Parenting Pumpkins

This boy. He has given me and his daddy a run for our money since his birth. When I was pregnant, we didn’t know if our firstborn was a boy or a girl (deep down inside I knew, but I didn’t want to get too excited). So we called him/her Pumpkin. Pumpkin came out Jack, […]

This is the Country You’re Coming To

Dear Abigail, Fifteen days ago, in a country about 2300 miles away from yours, hundreds of people gathered around a track throughout the day. In the morning, there were a lot of strollers, pushed by mothers whose hearts had been broken 14 years ago. The BOBS and other inferior running strollers were filled with babies […]

Adoption FAQs

Just in case you haven’t heard, the Kuppers are giving the grandparents another reason to sing. “She’s a keeper!” says Grammy. “She’s a cutie!” says Papa. My mom posted on Facebook, “Words fail me when I try to convey how I feel now. Excited, very proud of you and Nick, nervous about the unknown, anxious […]

The Boys Who Stare at Dust

I watched my little man shove cereal into his mouth, remembering after a week of being gone how beautiful his four-year-old eyelashes are. “Hey Jude,” I asked. “Do you know where Daddy and I were this week, and why you had to stay with Miss Bonny for a little bit?” The spoon kept going, barely […]