Friday, June 19, 2009

The "Em" In EmBound

I am a super proud mama of 3 children adopted through my state's foster system. Well, I should note, we are in the process of adopting our third child, "Em". We're getting there, but she's ours anyway in our hearts.

In a few weeks she'll be turning one year old. It's hard to believe as one year ago my husband and I felt our family was complete with our two boys. No doubt God had different plans for our lives. Now, truly, we feel we are finished adding to our family. Having three special needs kids, albeit mild special needs, has been challenging and kept me busy.

Having an outlet for me has been so important in retaining my sanity. I have always loved gems and jewelry. Getting to work with, and even sell my pieces has been so much fun. The name "Embound" means so many things to me (describes what I do, devotion to my faith, and where I'm at in my adoption journey) but the photo you see here is just three of the many gifts from the Lord that inspire me and brighten my day (not to mention wears me out-LOL).

If you have an interest in foster care or adoption, there are many children in the U.S. in need of temporary or permanant homes. Contact your local social services department for more information on the program in your area.


  1. I am so glad that God knew that you weren't done - Em is such a wonderful addition to your family! :)

  2. Thanks for sharing! I love the picture of the kids =)
    God bless,

  3. They are precious. We never know God's plans for us -we just think we do.