I'm Julie, otherwise known as Mamita. I'm married to the greatest man on earth. His name is Steve, or Daddy. We have 4 kids, three homegrown and one heartgrown from the beautiful country of Guatemala. This blog is about our family, our faith, adoption, therapeutic parenting, and anything else I feel the need to talk about. It is both a family record and free therapy for my crazy life. Come along for the ride if you want.
March 7th is a holiday for us. It's a quiet, one-time holiday with only a
But in my heart, I'm breathing deeply at the summit
of an impossible mountain, smiling sweetly at the vista all around me. I am
standing on the continental divide of Cupcake's life. I can see way off behind
me, the distant lands of a distant land. Nearer are the foothills of pain and
adversity, the early days of her adoption. The valleys were wrought with
paralyzing fear at times. I survey the many smaller summits that we have already
scaled - many of them seemed as impossible to ascend as this one.
here we are. One thousand seven hundred and forty-seven days. We are today standing at the implicit peak of Cupcake's "Half Your
Life" day. Starting tomorrow, she will have been longer with us than she was in
Guatemala. Time and memories are now on our side.
As I look ahead into
the future, I see many more summits will be coming our way. There will be valleys, dark
and gloomy. More prominently, I see the breath-taking beauty of God's
handiwork. Everywhere before me, there are glorious images revealing God's tender-loving care, His redeeming nature. In the end, it will be a beautiful picture and an amazing adventure.