When Expectation Turns to Devastation

Out of nowhere a momma bird began building a nest on top of our outdoor lights. Our family tried to move the nest several times, but she came back and built the nest in the same spot. We watched in amazement as the twigs became a solid round nest complete with mud for a solid…
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Always Included

  How do I describe the man who made an indelible mark on my life? How do I honor the man who, with my mother, chose me for adoption?  It’s hard to find the words to paint an accurate picture for you. So first I’ll tell you a little bit about him.  My dad is…
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From the Heart of My Mother

If you know my family, you know that we did not come together in the typical fashion. As I give you a brief overview of how we came together, please understand I feel the weight of knowing there are not enough words to honor the love and sacrifice this family is built on. Our family…
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Feeling Overwhelmed

When You Feel Heavy Hearted

We are now finishing up the 8th week of shelter in place and our kids being sent home to complete school work through distance learning. Eight weeks sounds like such a long time, doesn’t it? Yesterday, it was announced that stay at home orders will remain in place until the end of May for many…
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Michelle Flaningan
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