From a Little One’s Perspective…Even When They Can’t Talk…They Love You.


“I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you” ~ Ben Folds Since it’s nighttime and I just put my precious E & Q down to sleep, I want to say thank you to everyone who visited us today and for those who did and felt moved by “Welcome to Holland,” here is what I think E would have said to me before she went to sleep.  Thank you for this HUGE boost today for me and my family but also for everyone else that has been to Holland through their children, parents or … Continue reading From a Little One’s Perspective…Even When They Can’t Talk…They Love You.

A Quiet Reminder for Today – Keep learning.


“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. ~ Helen Keller I had not planned to post today, but this morning when I woke up, I felt a moment of gratitude and thought about how many lessons I am learning each day from everyone here and in my daily life.  I then lay in my bed and wondered what I would learn today (thanks to KSP who did EVERYTHING to get the twins ready this morning (in full transparency this may have contributed to my ability to recognize my moment), thanks babe!)…In the spirit of my … Continue reading A Quiet Reminder for Today – Keep learning.

A journey toward Happiness…well, mostly.


“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers. ~ M. Scott Peck I first must say, I am so happy to writing this post tonight (this will seem very strange once you get to the subject matter, but the writing part is what brings me the joy, not the topic). As you may have guessed,  I took yesterday … Continue reading A journey toward Happiness…well, mostly.

A Question of… Fate? Yes, I think it is.


You know that saying, that when God closes a door he opens a window, well, sometimes out of nowhere he’ll do you one better and he’ll kick a whole wall down.  ~Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan, Glee Ok, so maybe it’s a little cheesy (I actually like Glee, but KSP subscribes to Dave Grohl’s position on the show), but I can’t help it because this is exactly how I feel about today.  Today is April 6, a big day for us as it is the adjusted birthday of the babies, they are officially 15 months and this time … Continue reading A Question of… Fate? Yes, I think it is.

A Playlist for Faith, Love, and Being Just as You Are…


“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love.” ~ Washington Irving Thank goodness for Washington Irving, at least now I don’t feel so silly for crying constantly the past 2 days!  I loved this quote because you can feel the words  in the deep place in your soul where when you read something it reverberates off the page back at you and says, yes, you are right, hold on to these words.  I continue to be … Continue reading A Playlist for Faith, Love, and Being Just as You Are…

A lesson in true love…


“When you have come to the edge Of all light that you know And are about to drop off into the darkness Of the unknown, Faith is knowing One of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or You will be taught to fly” ~ Patrick Overton Today is one of the days that is the worst for me, “the day before”.  The day before we go to the pulmonologist to have E’s lungs assessed and the day before we go to the Neurologist for E’s follow-up appointment.  Fear for me lies in the anticipation, … Continue reading A lesson in true love…