National Adoption Day + Thankful


photo by Helen Byrd

Happy late national adoption day!  It seems that with all we’ve had going on in our family [good and hard] blogging about adoption this month sorta fell by the wayside.  My natural inclination is to feel guilty about that.  To feel sad because I know I disappointed some people.  To be frustrated with myself that I had this big plan, and then didn’t follow through.  But today I’m choosing instead to simply be thankful.  Even though life got in the way, and I didn’t get to finish thoughts that have been swirling around my head and my “draft” section of this blog for a year, even though I have no idea when I’ll plan to share them with you for real, even though I failed….I’m thankful.

Thankful for this snowy, icy weekend at home in my jammies with my family.  Thankful for the fire that’s blazing right now.  Thankful for coffee in my Christmas mug, and the bath + book that awaits me during nap time.  Thankful for the Word of God that speaks and is alive and active.  Thankful for our two miracle blessings from God that have taught us so much about Gods love for us. He didn’t leave them as orphans, and He didn’t leave us as orphans.  He comes to us.  He rescues us and redeems us.  He has a plan for us, and a purpose.  He wants us to tell HIS story, to shine a LIGHT in the darkness, to see captives set free!


So while I failed on the adoption month blogging front, I am still thankful. Preparing for an amazing week with family, time to rest, connect, and eat until my tummy hurts.  Time to reflect back on all our many blessings this past year, and to turn our thankfulness back to God.  To chose thanks, and to receive joy.

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A little about me, I’m a type 7 on the enneagram, a total extrovert + people lover, entrepreneur, connector, storyteller, people gatherer, and passionate wife, mama + friend. I feel most alive when I’m exploring new places and surrounded by people I love. Give me a day in the outdoors disconnected from wifi, and I am a happy girl. I run on oat milk lattes, Jesus, gratitude journaling and kitchen dance parties with my four kids.
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  1. katy says:

    tis life! no worries, sister. you share your adoption story with us every week. your heart shines bright and i am so encouraged by the day-to-day that you post. bundle up and enjoy your cold weather!

  2. Katelyn says:

    Wynne your heart for adoption is no secret! You shouldn’t feel guilty at all! You are always inspiring me with your words but even the pictures of your little ones show how much it means to you.

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