Breathtaking 

Have you ever watched a famous conductor of an orchestra? It’s a marvelous sight to behold. The really good ones are quite dramatic. The hands wave, the body bends, the hair flies! And the music, the music thrills the listener. It is breathtaking.  As a mom of many, I spend a great deal of time…

This Glorious Love

Originally posted on Stephanie Rodda:
I find myself at a loss for adequate words to describe what am feeling.? As I contemplate the evidence of such great love I can’t seem to express the tremendous emotions that well up within my heart. As I consider how greatly I am loved and how much that love…

Do You Love Them the Same?

Originally posted on Stephanie Rodda:
One of the most common questions about adoption is will I be able to love them the same? The implied but often unspoken completion of the inquiry is ‘the same as a child you have birthed’. When I thought of writing about this subject I hesitated. I said out loud…

Rethinking Tough Love

I’ve parented a long time and will continue parenting for a long while yet. Still, I am often in need of fresh perspectives and a reminder of what is important, what is really important.  Recently I attended some workshops dealing with trauma related and adolescent behavior. As is often the case I viewed some of…

Prayer-Worrier or Prayer-Warrior?

Originally posted on Stephanie Rodda:
It seems only right somehow that I have struggled with writing this post. I deleted it twice and now still worrying if I will be able to clearly express what is on my heart. These thoughts started percolating in my mind last evening. I was singing my heart out as…