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Give that boy a hug

St Louis - To the Arch and back
As part of our preparation to adopt Little Man, Christy and I attended the Empowered to Connect Conference in St. Louis over the weekend. The conference was intense. It was emotional. It was well worth the time, effort, and energy it took to attend. I’m still processing a...
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Our Indiana Comic Con Quest

Indiana Comic Con Quest
Towards the end of February, I approached Christy with this proposal: “After Aly’s (ISSMA-related) choir concert that Saturday morning, how about I take all the kids with me to Comic Con downtown? Aly and Mihret would be free. I’d just have to pay for me and Aiden.” I...
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Top 3 Times I’ve Needed a Walgreens Healthcare Clinic Indianapolis

The Top Three Times I've Needed Walgreens Healthcare Clinic Indianapolis
I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. #HealthcareClinic #CollectiveBias Access to quality healthcare is important. Doctor’s offices, however, aren’t always open when you need access to healthcare. Fortunately,...
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Updating our homestudy

The homestudy that was originally created for Mihret’s adoption has to be updated for Little Man’s adoption paperwork. After rescheduling or meeting with our social worker two other times, we’re just a few minutes away from finally having our meeting with her! I wasn’t nervous about this meeting...
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Great news about Mihret’s eyes!

Mihret's Eyes
Sometime last year, Mihret’s ophthalmologist noticed what looked like cataracts forming on her eyes. While he was concerned about this development, there wasn’t really anything to be done at the time. He just wanted to keep an eye on them (no pun intended). He saw her again at...
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You can help us bring Little Man home!

adoption puzzle
I’m excited to say that we have decided to move forward with the adoption process even though there is still some uncertainty about the direction of international adoptions in Ethiopia. Here’s the thing, though: If we waited until we were 100% certain that there wouldn’t be any surprises...
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Dear Santa: Mihret’s a big fan

Mihret became a big fan of Santa’s this year. She had been talking about him and singing about him since before Thanksgiving. She got to visit Santa on at least three (!!!) separate occasions before Christmas this year. On the way home from a Christmas Eve service at a...
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The first time I met my father in law

I met Dave in Louisville for about a grand total of 2 minutes. Christy and I were heading to our respective homes for Break (I’m assuming it was Fall Break. I could be wrong). When Dave picked up Christy in Louisville, he said, “You must be Matt.” He...
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