270: A Story 25 Years in the Making


Are you ready for story time? In this episode, I share the tale of our daughter Anneke's journey, a narrative that spans 25 incredible years.

We travel from the poignant moments of grappling with loss to the joyous process of adoption. I share about our farm and the critical role of relationships.

It is my hope that you glean wisdom on the essential aspects of communication, setting boundaries, and the irreplaceable value of time spent with the ones we love. Sometimes the most significant decisions stem from saying 'yes' to life's unexpected invitations. Cherish those extraordinary moments that pepper our ordinary days.

We just celebrated the 25th anniversary of adopting Anneke. So, we look back on unravelling the adoption tapestry, from the whirlwind of paperwork to the the unmistakable love and bonding.

You'll also go on another journey as we trek across the globe — a venture filled not only with anticipation but with the potential to bridge lives together. Anneke, curious about her roots, reached across continents through the powerful medium of social media to connect with her siblings in Romania. This story isn't just about adoption; it's a tale of cultural identity, belonging, and the powerful connections that define a family.

This episode if packed full of emotion as we put relationships first. So, join us on an extraordinary ride, and be inspired by the extraordinary moments hidden within our most ordinary days.

Enjoy the episode.


On This Episode:

00:00 Reflecting on adopting our daughter from Romania.

06:19 Late '90s, international adoption through Romanian connection.

07:56 Anneke adoption journey, quick process, awaited video.

13:09 Young woman's curiosity leads to self-discovery.

15:51 Family trip to Romania without husband's regrets.

20:26 Heartwarming visit with birth family, lifelong connection.

24:42 Proud of daughter's role in family business.

26:32 Prioritize family and close relationships in life.

30:04 Join our online community for meaningful conversations.






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