My name is Rachel and I am a daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend, runner, and child of God. My husband and I live in Kentucky with our two amazing sons. This is our journey of love through international adoption.  I am simply learning to be PRESENT in the journey…

So often I find the days coming and going and I wonder if I am really PRESENT. Am I PRESENT with my children when we play games? Am I PRESENT with the people at work every day? Am I PRESENT in the rare moments of quiet with my husband? The problem with a woman’s brain is that it rarely shuts off, or even focuses on one thing at a time. There is so much to do, so much to remember. Did I get everything I need for dinner? Did I turn in my time sheets? Did I write that note for school? Did I miss another doctor’s appointment? Am I being a good wife? Do I have time for a run? Is the laundry piled up again? I’m sure I am not alone in this whirlwind of existence.

As we embark on this journey of adoption, a dream of mine since as long as I can remember, I am realizing that it is time to be PRESENT. I don’t want to miss out on anything with my family, the ones that mean the most to me. I don’t want to miss God’s whispers in the sea of noise. I want to FEEL the journey. I want to FOLLOW God’s calling.

Join me on this journey, will you?



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