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A Labor of the Heart~Mother’s Day

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  I will never forget the Mother’s Day when we were expecting.   For years I had painfully endured this day. I would remain seated in my pew at church as the pastor said, “Let’s have all of the mothers stand up and give them a round of applause.”   But this year was different.  We were the ones expecting! There was so much anticipation, nervousness and uncertainty. We knew that our lives would be changed forever with this  long prayed for dream finally coming true.   But, I wasn’t … [Read more...]

A Labor of the Heart…Welcome to PrideVille!

 *This is a continuation of the Labor of the Heart Series. Less about infertility and adoption, this is my journey of Faith. The very happy ending is that we have 2 beautiful children whom we were blessed with through adoption.*Click here to read the rest of this series. Welcome to PrideVille!The most magical city in the world! Filled with celebrities, socialites and an endless supply of beautiful people,this is the place to see and be seen. Dogs are dressed in tiny little costumes and carried … [Read more...]

A Labor of the Heart Part 6

*This is a continuation of the Labor of the Heart Series. Less about infertility and adoption, this is my journey of Faith. The very happy ending is that we have 2 beautiful children whom we were blessed with through adoption. To read the rest of our story, click here.*Adding Insult to InjuryWhen last we met, I shared with you that as I came out of my fog of grief over being unable to have biological children, I realized that I was about to get even more bad news.MORE bad news, you ask?Why yes, … [Read more...]

A Labor of the Heart Part Five-There’s Good News & There’s Bad News…

~This Simply Sunday Post continues the story of my journey through infertility and the adoption of our 2 precious children.Previous entries can be read in our Labor of the Heart Series.~Here’s the Good News about PAIN.Once you’ve experienced it, you will never be the same again.Here’s the Bad News about PAIN.Once you’ve experienced it, you will never be the same again.Stay with me here.You see, my pain is not unique. Many, many couples struggle with infertility and the feelings of loss and … [Read more...]

A Labor of the Heart Part Four-“No Matter How Your Heart is Grieving”

This Simply Sunday post continues the story of my journey through infertility and adoption. Previous entries can be read in our A Labor of the Heart Series .And now, A Labor of the Heart~ Part 4My daughter and I were in the car recently, driving around town running errands and listening to her “Cinderella” CD for oh, about the millionth time. I know every single line of every single song, and have, by request from the little Miss, been known to belt them out at the top of my lungs. I can give … [Read more...]

A Labor of the Heart-Part Three

*You can read the rest of the story here: A Labor of the Heart A Labor of the Heart~Part 3We sat nervously in that little room with all of those big windows. Exposed. Feeling somewhat like animals at the zoo as people walked by and peered in at us. We were surrounded by all of the equipment needed to welcome a new life into the world. Two hours earlier we had been sitting at our kitchen table with my mom. She had flown in from out of state and asked if she could lead us in prayer. I don’t … [Read more...]

Roo Mag and Vanessa~ A Special Feature!

Isn't it amazing how in "Blogland" you can be in two places at once?If only that were true in "real" life too!I may be hanging out at the Wine and Food Festival in NYC this weekend but I'm also absolutely thrilled and honored to be a guest over at Roo Mag today.Have you heard about Roo Magazine?Developed by actress, author, producer, speaker, wife and mother Candace Cameron Bure, Roo Mag is  an online magazine focused on encouraging and uplifting women in all areas of their lives. From faith to … [Read more...]

At the Picket Fence is “In the Bloglight”!

Welcome, welcome Hometalk readers! We are so thrilled to be sharing with you a little bit about ourselves and our blog, At the Picket Fence.  It is such an honor to be kicking off this fabulous new series, "In the Bloglight", and we hope you enjoy learning more about what happens behind the scenes around these parts!While we each entered the world of blogging separately, it didn't take long for us to realize that two heads would be better than one. Although, let's face it, we each only run on … [Read more...]

Blogging Together…our number one question answered!

Recently Kathy of  a Delightsome Life asked us to share some on blogging and how we do it, we thought we'd share our post here with you today.Believe it or not the number one question we get asked about our blog At The Picket Fence is not…”how do you come up with projects?” or “how did you get sponsors or advertisers?”The number one questions is: “How do you blog TOGETHER?” The concept of multiple blog authors is still relatively new in the blogging community.  Blogs originally were a platform … [Read more...]

Talking to your kids about Adoption

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Throughout the course of my life as a mom, an adoptive mom, I have had many people ask me how we talk to our children about their adoptions and how they came to be apart of our “forever family”. And, as I have shared our journey on this blog, I have received many comments and emails seeking advice about this very sensitive and complex issue. My children are young and so this is still new to us too! I don’t claim to have all of the answers but this is how we have approached it in our family. We … [Read more...]