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I Choose to Thrive by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Mankind is meant to be great. We are meant to grow and learn and achieve. We are meant to push boundaries and make discoveries. We are meant to develop talents. We are meant ... Read on »
A Tiny Miracle by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Once upon a time, some eight years ago, I looked at this picture and mourned: I mourned for the child I had envisioned but would not know. Life had given me lemons, I ... Read on »
Elsa's Baptism by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting On the morning of 4th of July, Elsa Lelise Christine was baptized and became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints . Elsa has been learning about the g ... Read on »
How To Feed Your Child While They Sleep: A Tutorial by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It's breakfast time but your sweet little one is still sound asleep. The beauty and brilliance of a g-tube is that you can feed your child without waking them. I honestly fe ... Read on »
Elisabeth the Wiggle Worm by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting When I left the room Elisabeth was laying on the center of the rainbow rug. So imagine my surprise when I returned and found her clear across the room!     It must have t ... Read on »
Track Stars by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Ladies and Gentlemen... What we have here are two track stars. Lorelai and Elsa recently competed at the   Inland Northwest Junior Olympic Championships and they roc ... Read on »
A Story About a Fitbit. by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Remember ten days ago or so when I was feeling like a failure in regards to my mountaineering training? Well, on that day Donald went out and bought me a Fitbit as a form of ... Read on »
A Divine Being by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Two rays of sunshine.   Elisabeth Elva, age 7. Read on »
A Story About A Doll by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting You might recall that when Elisabeth was in the hospital three weeks ago, Elsa was devastated. She crawled into the bed alongside her and cried tears of worry. Before she le ... Read on »
Heartache is Real by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting When I showed Elsa the picture collages we are sending to her mother in Ethiopia she grinned ear to ear. But as she smiled I noticed tears welling in her eyes. It is an e ... Read on »
Elisabeth is my Mona Lisa by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting The sideways glance - it's everywhere we go. When Elisabeth is out in public she attracts it; people can't help but look her way. Adults try to make it subtle - they've been ... Read on »
The Last Day 2015 by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting The last day of... 1st grade~ Elisabeth Elva ~ 1st grade~ Elsa Lelise ~ Elsa with her Spanish and English teachers. Alexandra and Lorelai both had these same tea ... Read on »
The Daughter We Share by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting   Elsa, several years ago when she was first sent to the orphanage. Once upon a time, Elsa lived in the remote village of Dunchai in the Gambella region of Ethiopia, the ... Read on »
A Difference of Opinion by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Someone once told me I was selfish to bring Elisabeth into the world knowing she would have brain damage, one of their reasons being that she would be a burden to her siblin ... Read on »
While I Vacuumed... by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I asked Elsa to hold Elisabeth while I vacuumed the family room. I'd say she did a fine job! Read on »
Let's Hike a Mountain, Shall We? by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Mission: Mt. St. Helens I have a crazy habit of setting big goals. Huge goals. And I just did it again. On September 22, 2015 I will hike Mt. St. Helens. In prepa ... Read on »
Back Handspring on the Balance Beam: Check! by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting When I became a parent I knew that one of my goals was for my children to find a discipline to focus on. For Lorelai, that discipline is gymnastics.  As a gymnast she dev ... Read on »
If It's Not One Thing It's Another by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Wednesday was a great day for Alexandra. After struggling to see the white board at school we scheduled her an optometry appointment and she was fitted for glasses. She is t ... Read on »
The Queen Has Fallen Ill by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Saturday was busy, the kind of busy where each minute is mapped out. It began with an early 6 am hike followed by a symphony rehearsal, guitar recital, wedding reception ... Read on »
Sister Carrying Sister by Lisa .. Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Lorelai wanted to be the one to get Elisabeth out of bed. So she climbed in, and cradled her into her arms... But then...a seizure struck: So Lorelai held her stead ... Read on »