Saturday, April 9, 2011


I just wrote a long, heartfelt post about Alex.

Alex is Samantha's older sister. She is also adopted.

After finishing this long, complicated post, I deleted it. I'm not sure why. I guess some of it might have been too close to my heart, some of it too private to share.

But I will tell you; I love her very much. Also, someday I hope that her birthfamily might be a little more involved and she can be at peace with that part of her life.

Today Alex was baptized. It was beautiful. She's beautiful. You've never met a more honest, active, fun girl. I am lucky to know her. I'm also lucky that she lets me and my family be part of her life. She has acepted us. She seems to especially like my Mom and my step Dad. There are pictures she drew for them hanging on their fridge.

Today, I am grateful for Alex. Beautiful, strong, smart Alex.

Monday, April 4, 2011

It's Official!

It is official, I will be presenting at this years national FSA conference. I am so excited and I hope everyone can come!