"It is finished!" There is so much freedom attached to those words. As a pastor, most weeks I write a sermon, and I am always relieved when I get to a point where I can say, "It is finished." And then every Sunday evening I get home and can relax a bit and say, "It … Continue reading It is finished!
Today is my son's 5th birthday. For us though this is only the second birthday we are celebrating with him. James joined us as a busy 3-year-old who was in need of a forever family. There is grief that comes along with his birthday - Grief for the birthdays we have missed. Grief for his … Continue reading Bittersweet Birthdays
Four years ago today, on the 1st October 2012, we first saw the most precious face of our Beautiful Little Princess. I wrote her a story to tell her about our journey to fetch her. Here is that story.
Over the last few days, we've been amazed by the positive response to our homeschooling announcement. A few common choruses have been: "That is super exciting!" "Wow, you are brave!" "Are you homeschooling ALL 4?!" "Can my kids join?" This last response is the one that is worth briefly dealing with. As much as we … Continue reading “Happy Hills” admissions closed
So it seems like the Hill’s are becoming “That family”! You know the ‘Church planting – children adopting – home schooling’ family. People already do a double take when they see my family around town together. Adoption makes us stand out. My chocolate girl, caramel boy, and vanilla pair make us ‘different’. Adoption is such a vital … Continue reading “That family…”