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Are You a Part of The Story?

posted on December 19, 2014

If you’re like me then this time of year is a time of reflection and gratitude for you. I was recently telling someone what an important part of our family Tapestry is and how grateful we are to be a…… Read More

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Becoming a Band-Aid Dad

posted on April 29, 2014

Recently I came across an Adoptive Families Magazine article entitled Band-Aid Mom. In the article, Wendy Flemons, an adoptive mom, asks this important question – “Can a Band-Aid do more than heal a physical wound?”  As simple as it may…… Read More

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Chatting With Your Kids About Adoption

posted on April 1, 2014

I don’t talk with my kids about adoption. It’s not that I don’t think it is a good idea – it certainly is. It’s just that, even though all four of my children were adopted, they have no interest in…… Read More

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Living the Dream [Re-post]

posted on January 20, 2014

Here is an article that Michael Monroe wrote a few years ago remembering the impact that Dr. King and others had on so many – including transracial families. We re-post it today in Dr. King’s honor. Yesterday morning my daughter…… Read More

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Finding Help & Hope for the Journey

posted on January 13, 2013

It began simply enough.  We had welcomed our son home less than a year earlier, and we were on our way home from a small gathering of adoptive families at a local church.  That evening was spent listening to a…… Read More

Why Christmas Stinks Sometimes

posted on December 6, 2012

This was originally posted on the Tapestry Blog on December 11, 2011. It was the third day in a row, or maybe the fourth. I don’t exactly recall. I do, however, vividly remember coming home from work and being met…… Read More

A Brief History of Tapestry

posted on October 11, 2012

We are often asked questions about how Tapestry began. Here is a short video that gives you just a bit of the history — The video was created as part of a church-wide focus called Journey On — a celebration…… Read More

Still Grateful to Share My Mother’s Day

posted on May 11, 2012

I wrote the thoughts below last Mother’s Day.  As I celebrate this year the gift of being a mother to the four children I love so dearly, I will once again remember that they are each loved by other mothers…… Read More

Remembering Well on My Son’s Gotcha Day

posted on April 5, 2012

Today is one of my son’s ‘gotcha day’ — the day we remember and celebrate our coming together as a forever family. It’s a tradition that we have maintained over the years, but as my kids have gotten older and their…… Read More

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Living the Dream

posted on February 26, 2012

Yesterday morning my daughter awoke to the sound of me singing softly in her ear.  “I love your beautiful brown hair…I love your beautiful brown eyes…I love your beautiful brown skin…”  Not really a song, I suppose.  Just something sweet…… Read More