Category Archives: Heritage

Reuniting the Band

When I was little, my dad told tales of his life as the son of an immigrant Irish sheep rancher in the late 1930’s. He was just a boy but for two or three weeks out of the year in the … Continue reading

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Serendipity

It all began less that two weeks ago.  Really, it was a Friday like all the other Fridays in the fall.  Prying my eleven year olds out of bed. Hugging Nick and whispering a silent prayer for his safety in … Continue reading

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My Missing Links

I had this nagging feeling my four boys were related.  Somehow.  Someway.  But I just couldn’t put my finger on it.   Over the past year I invested in 23andme DNA tests for each one.  Last year we tested Noah … Continue reading

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Now That’s a Family Tree!

When we first started the adoption journey eleven years ago, Hannah was a 2nd grader and Nick was in kindergarden. We made them a part of the process but in the end all they cared about was having the chance … Continue reading

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All Things to All Life…

I really should have paid more attention in Mr. Brannon’s Biology class.  But those darn cloth curtains kept distracting me.  Classrooms now-a days don’t even have curtains, they have blinds.  Not so when I went to school…we had cloth curtains … Continue reading

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