After about a week of meetings & learning the boys’ routine inside & out, we met the boys in their home for the first time.

They were shy. At first.

Levi turned around with a crooked smile. His back was to us. He was perched atop a rideable toy car, looking out the window. I don’t know what came over me, but I got on my feet, ran out the door & jumped in front of that window. He laughed so hard & we began the most unforgettable game of hide & seek of my life.

When I came back inside, I took off my boots to play with them on the floor. This quickly had Wyatt’s attention who had been observing from afar. He put on my boots & walked around. A few minutes later, he took them off & crawled onto my lap. Then, he lay there, gazing into my eyes. It took all I had in me to not cry. I touched his soft little face. Did he know I was his mama?

It was soon time to go. We were all pleased with the visit. The only downside was going home without them. We got in the car & I burst into tears. I just met my babies & couldn’t wait until we were together.


Textbook extrovert. If there’s a stage, Jenny wants to be on it; whether it’s singing in church, doing stand-up comedy or acting. She has recently joined a cult called LuLaRoe. Her husband, David, is deeply concerned. Jenny and David, a pastor, are recently celebrating eighteen years of marriage. After years of infertility, they became adoptive parents of two year old twin boys in 2014. They’ve never been happier or more exhausted. Every day is an adventure. Jenny blogs at and has a regular feature in Tualatin Life newspaper called Everyday Heroes to celebrate those serving our community. She and her husband started a clothing line based on their story and you can check it out at There’s nothing we can’t do with a little bit of love and a whole lot of caffeine.

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