I am… a woman, writer, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. My faith is at the center of my life, grace holds the sails of my ship. I am passionate about adoption, orphan care, and missions. I am a business woman who is passionate about seeing others become set free, healthy, and strong. I am the mother to 7 incredible children: 3 by birth and 4 through adoption. Our children are Nicholas (23) who is married to Amy and has a daughter Millie, Taylor (19), Isabelle (17), Aiden (9), Emma (9), Elia (8), and Matthias (who lived almost 4 beautiful years on this earth but will live forever in our spirits). Elia was adopted here in the United States and has been with us since birth, March 2007. Aiden and Emma were born in Ukraine and became our children officially on March 6, 2009. Matthias was adopted domestically in 2010. I write about love, life and loss. The bitter and the sweet. The joy and the struggle.