Archive for May, 2011


Thursday, May 26th, 2011

So, its been an emotional week around here for me. The sermon on Sunday shook me.

Imagine yourself as an 8 year old. You live in public housing with your younger siblings. All you have known in your life is insecurity and inconsistency. One morning you wake up to find that your mother has abandoned you all.

That is the story of a little girl who walked into the Martha O’Bryan center with two empty 2-liter bottles. She had no food, and no electricity. She came seeking water.

As I heard those words, my stomach sank. Tears began streaming down my face as I sat in the sanctuary surrounded by coats and ties, beautiful necklaces and expensive perfumes. I didn’t feel guilty; I just felt SICK.

“She didn’t CHOOSE this.”

She could have been ME. (I could have been her…) And by what seems the (more…)

choose half FULL

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

photo credit: shannon brinkman

To me, there is no more horrifying moment than the minutes before____________. (Fill in the blank with your choice of something scheduled). I loathe countdowns. They make me nervous and frankly, just upset. When I rode my cross country test in my very first (beginner novice) event (completely decked out with all but alternating colored clackity bell boots), I asked my trainer if she would kindly ask the guy officiating the start box to NOT do the 10 second countdown for me…he could just tell me when to go by saying “ok. go.” (I got some funny looks that day…and for more than just that reason. A simple glance at the outfit to the left can shed some light on that.) 😉

Eventually I got used to the start box countdown (by tuning it out) but I never have really gotten over countdowns in general. Its only been by accident that I recently figured out why. The way I see it lately is that counti (more…)


Monday, May 16th, 2011

Hope (v): : to cherish a desire with anticipation.

The question is how could you NOT cherish this precious, sweet, child? Exactly. Enjoy a peek in on this perfectly adorable baby…whose name also happens to be Hope. :) Welcome to the world, sweet girl! You are so very, very loved… and we can’t wait to watch you grow!

family matters

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Sometimes its important to just go out for a walk. See what you can see. Find what you can find. Explore. Have fun. Spend time together as a family.

And that’s what we did.

Well, that’s what the Dossetts did. {Kristen and I were just along for the ride}. I love seeing the personalities of the children unfold before (more…)

ROLEX 2011

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

We woke up at 5:20am. Armed with a 2 tea cakes and a half a dozen lemon cookies from Ham & Goody’s ,the cameras and some gum, we hopped in the car and headed toward Lexington. A perfectly awesome day, 3 sunburns, 18 hours and 6 sore legs later, we (more…)

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