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Our Timeline

By Sarah Benson / February 2, 2017 /

October 30th, 2016 Completed Application to adopt from Haiti through All Gods Children International November 3rd, 2016 Application at AGCI approved January 27th 2017 Contracts signed and first payment submitted. February 2nd, 2017 Begin paperwork processes and enter “Home Study Phase” June 2017 God shut the doors swiftly and securely and our adoption journey came…

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It was decided! 

By Sarah Benson / February 2, 2017 /

It was decided at 6:24 am on Friday January 27th 2017 while Daren was standing in the shower and I was brushing my teeth. We get to adopt from Haiti!!!!! It’s so funny. I was excepting some big moment. Some big life changing conversation where I would laugh and cry. In reality Daren was in […]

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It’s not practical. It’s God. 

By Sarah Benson / February 2, 2017 /

It doesn’t make sense. It is not at all a practical thing to do. This is what I said to myself back in March of 2015. I am not someone who people would readily refer to as practical. I’ve gotten a lot more practical as a mother and since being married to a very practical…

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Back

By Sarah Benson / September 9, 2011 /

In not quite 4 years I have met and married and my husband, giving birth to two ridiculously wonderful daughters, gained and lost 50 pounds twice, moved 3 three times, said good bye to two dogs, gotten one new puppy and caved to a severe cafinne addiction. My Georgia Peach and my Hazenut are approaching…

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I Pledge Allegiance

By Sarah Benson / September 2, 2011 /

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, And to the Ducks who play on Saturday, one season under God, Indisputable with LaMichael and Barner for all.

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A Mother’s Prayer for her Daughter by Tina Fey

By Sarah Benson / June 14, 2011 /

The Mother’s Prayer for Its Daughter by Tina Fey’ First, Lord: No tattoos. May neither Chinese symbol for truth nor Winnie-the-Pooh holding the FSU logo stain her tender haunches. May she be Beautiful but not Damaged, for it’s the Damage that draws the creepy soccer coach’s eye, not the the Beauty. When the Crystal Meth…

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Parent’, don’t dress your girls like tramps- CNN

By Sarah Benson / April 20, 2011 /

Another article worth sharing in my parenting opinion. This one is written a father, LZ Granderson writes a weekly column for CNN.com. A senior writer and columnist for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com, he has contributed to ESPN’s “Sports Center,” “Outside the Lines” and “First Take. Here are his words about they way some people…

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Did you do anything today?

By Sarah Benson / April 12, 2011 /

I write an aweful lot of blog posts and journal entries in my head these days, but I cannot seem to find the time to actually put them down on post or paper. So in lieu of my own thoughts and insights I am posting someone else’s, with whom I agree and whose work I…

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Hazel Rae

By Sarah Benson / March 3, 2011 /

Sweet Hazel Rae and I one day shy of 11 weeks old. She is a remarkable baby. Calm, smiley, eats well and sleeps like a dream. Hazel sleeps better than Georgia does on most nights. Two nights ago, at only 10 weeks old, she slept from 9pm to 6:40 am! Incredible. I do feel that…

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My beauties

By Sarah Benson / February 11, 2011 /

Mom what if I have ugly babies?!” A question I once asked my mom. She likes to laugh and remind me of that these days. I know I am biased, but I’m pretty sure I bipassed that fear and have been blessed with a couple of true beauties.

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