I am blessed to be the mom of five children, four of them human, and the fifth a history book due in June 2012. I am passionate about the sovereignty of God, adoption, disability advocacy, and 19th century American history.
Cast of Characters
Husband, or Papa: Mine of 18 years and counting.
Faith: Our daughter by birth, age 12. Currently loves horses, pets, books and friends. Did not inherit our introverted genes.
Mercy: Born in South Korea, age 8. Gifted in math, soccer, and languages. Loves playing outdoors. Thinks deep thoughts.
Hope: Born in South Korea, age 7. Loves Barbies and high-heeled shoes; makes friends easily. Keeps us on our toes.
Joy: Born in South Korea, age 5. If she was Dakota, her name would be Her Window Shade Makes a Good Sounding Noise. The sunshine of our family.
Amy: Joy’s twin sister. Adopted by an amazing family in South Korea.
Daisy: 8 lb. shih-poo. Makes bit appearances, often wearing doll clothes.
the special needs: we are blessed to be raising children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and quadriplegic cerebral palsy
the book: A Thrilling Narrative of Indian Captivity: Dispatches from the Dakota War. An annotated reprint of the earliest extended narrative of the U.S. Dakota War of 1862, edited and introduced by Carrie Reber Zeman and Kathryn Zabelle Derounian Stodola. The University of Nebraska Press, June 1, 2012.
Blogs in My Sidebar: In 2012 I am featuring blogs written by moms and dads who publicly integrate their faith (generally theologically Reformed) into the blessings and challenges of raising children with special needs. I follow new blogs for months before linking. If you have or know of a blog in this genre you recommend, please leave me a comment and I’ll check it out. Thanks!