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The Rearview Mirror :: Part 8 :: July 2013

I still don’t know what actually happened with Julie, the baby, or that whole chapter of our adoption story. After a number of months she did admit to lying to us throughout the process, but avoided sharing specifics. For about a year, we had random moments of communication from Julie through FB messages and texts. The […]

July 10, 2015

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The Rearview Mirror :: Part 7 :: July 2013

The following week was a blur. God’s plans are so strange sometimes. I never would have pictured week 1 of parenthood to look like this. We were living out of suitcases, wearing 2-week-old clothes, staying at a low-quality casino resort, surviving on take out and all you can eat buffets and making trips to the […]

July 9, 2015

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The Rearview Mirror :: Part 6 :: July 2013

I envisioned the day I became a mom to be the best day of my life, but those 24 hours and the days to follow were filled with far more than I could carry. I remember walking through the aisles of Target frantically trying to find a car phone charger. My phone had been ringing […]

July 8, 2015

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The Rearview Mirror :: Part 5 :: July 2013

We had been keeping Julie in the loop regarding what was going on with Bella. She knew that we wanted to bring her home to us as soon as God would make it so, but my heart was still pounding in my throat when we had to tell her that God was calling us there […]

July 7, 2015

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The Rearview Mirror :: Part 4 :: June 2013

Rearview Mirror Part 1 Rearview Mirror Part 2 Rearview Mirror Part 3 So now we had a welcome distraction from old Friends reruns and the rustling of the air conditioner in the hotel room. We started Bella’s adoption paperwork, under the impression that it would take about 2-4 weeks to process. We submitted the initial […]

July 6, 2015

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