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Life Is Too Short. Just Love.

I need to do something productive. I had intended to take a break from a scheduled post for writing because there has been so much going on. And I didn't want the pressure. I just wanted to focus on the adoption.... Continue Reading →

A Letter to Moms on Mother’s Day (2017)

  Good morning Moms, It is Mother's Day today and I wanted to give you encouragement. You have the world's toughest job. You work at every stroke of the clock. Sometimes without gratitude. Sometimes you're haggard and not put together.... Continue Reading →

To Pops and Beyond

Saying goodbye never gets easier. No matter how many times, or to what degree you have to do it. And, this goodbye is no different. Today, I received news that a good friend of mine was struggling with the very,... Continue Reading →

Hey All! Wanted to make sure I let you all knowing that I created a new blog, Flores Adoption Adventures, to document the journey my husband and I are on to grow our family. I've been thinking a great deal... Continue Reading →

Cascaron 

It goes to say that even if you move far away from home you still miss it on occasion. I think it's that time of the year where I sorely miss home. Even my subconscious is telling me my heart... Continue Reading →

Adoption Paperwork

Oi, will the paperwork ever end? I guess that's where you really start. Sure,  there is the agency research and the endless hours reading literally everything you can about fostering and adopting but the paperwork is where the ball begins... Continue Reading →

Surprise, Mom!

Surprise! Hours ago my siblings and I were successful in surprising my mom with her oldest daughter, husband, and youngest grand baby flying into SeaTac. She didn't know squat (I hope) about the visit. And let me tell you, it... Continue Reading →

Adoption Babbling

This is a long road. A journey so worth the struggles, but, man it's been tough. We have completed more than half of the initial training required and have two more classes to go before we can submit our paperwork. But,... Continue Reading →

Languages of Love

Nearly a month ago my husband and I made 13 years of marriage. In this day and age that's a lifetime. I promised him today that I wouldn't get all mushy and gooey about how much I adore him online... Continue Reading →

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