Daydreams / 22.06.2017

Happy Father's Day from Homemade Hijinks Hi, friends! Is this thing still on? I'm back after an unintended hiatus! There's really no reason for my radio silence... but it feels good to be back! I'm refocusing on scheduling myself some time each week to cook and write, so hopefully you'll be hearing from me much more consistently from now on. Life just got busy for awhile, but this SAHM definitely needs a productive/creative outlet to stay sane!
Adoption, Daydreams, Motherhood / 24.11.2016

Happy Thanksgiving from Homemade Hijinks On Thanksgiving Day one year ago, we nervously set forth on the wildest journey of our lives: we took a leap of faith and announced to our friends, family, and the world that we intended to adopt a child. I still remember the emotions and adrenaline that surged forward in that moment... Stepping out from underneath the shadow of infertility and into the light of hope. And I remember the whisper of my heart, as it promised once again that THIS would be my last holiday season with empty arms.
Adoption, Daydreams / 30.09.2016

Waiting is hard. But adoption is worth it! Waiting is hard. We've been waiting for a child to join our family for more than 3 years now, and I'm not sure it ever gets any easier, even this close to the end. After years of infertility, mounds of adoption paperwork, and months of waiting to be matched with an expectant mother, you'd think I'd eventually get used to hope deferred... But there is no "getting used to" this aching longing for motherhood in my heart.