Living in Their Spaces

It has been three days. It has been lifetimes. I don’t even know where to start. We are here, in their spaces. In their world. I feel so inadequate to write what it is to be here. It is everything. We arrived and she was there waiting. She told me I should have dyed my…

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Pursuits of the Heart

It’s been a week now since she’s been gone.  I am still longing to hear her voice. In this last week, a lot of other families have let their heart children go as well.  And the next question comes: what now? One natural outcome of hosting is the possibility of adoption.  Some of the children…

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Across an Ocean

Every day at 10am, I find myself in a different online world.  Facebook no longer matters…well, not the American version.  I log into the version used in Soccerboy’s country.  And then I wait.  And wait. He is just coming home from school. How was your day?  Are the teachers nice?  Ja, ja.  Lots of emoticons. …

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The Best Birthday Gift

Do you remember your 16th birthday?  Probably.  It’s a milestone for most of us.  Driver’s license.  Sweet 16 party.  Maybe a first love. Here in America, turning sixteen is an epoch in most of our lives.  It’s celebrated and anticipated.  There was even a show on MTV about the many ways we go over the…

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On Leaping and Loving

Yesterday, I had a visitor: my friend Megan.  We met in college and were friends, but our friendship has grown more over the past several years through Facebook and our shared love of all things Steelers, NCIS, LL Cool J, and fantasy football.  This year I know I’m taking the trophy in our league.  I’m…

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Am I Being Cruel?

When I first discovered the possibility of hosting, this was the first question I asked.  It’s also the one that I have heard the most from others:  Why would we pick a child who was orphaned and bring him here for the summer and love on him, show him all that he is missing and…

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Welcome!

Welcome to my new blog, Hexagonal Peg (click on the About section to see more about this blog name).  This is a blog devoted to detailing my family’s path toward a more global perspective as we embark on our new adventure: hosting an orphaned child from Eastern Europe this summer! Orphanages in Eastern European countries…

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