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You’ve got a friend in me

I’ve prayed a lot of prayers in my 41 years…a lot of prayers! You know how the story goes, so many that appeared to have gone unanswered, some that we prayed for years and years (I’m looking at you fever of 2 years, 1 month and 6 days) and many that we have seen answered rather quickly! Regardless of the […]

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Remodeling Days

We have been in our new home for 6 months now and for the last 5 months we have been having our house remodeled. What started out as a small remodel, we are just going to paint, build out an extra bedroom and convert a half bath to a full bath, turned into let’s redo all the floors, gut the […]

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Rock Polishing

I feel like we could write an entire book about the last 4 weeks, but I’ll just give you an overview. Four weeks ago we sold our house in Katy…exactly 8 years from when we moved in. We are currently renting a house in Magnolia until we find what we are looking for! For a couple years we have been […]

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Into the Unknown

I can’t believe it has been 4 months since Hannah’s surgery. 4 months since we were impatiently waiting for surgery to be done, when thousands of prayers were being said for her surgery to be successful and without complications, 4 months since we made idle conversation while our hearts were left on the 18th floor where our girl was on […]

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Tomorrow isn’t promised

How many times have I read to not be anxious and not to worry about tomorrow in the Bible…dozens of times. Tomorrow isn’t promised! But until Hannah joined our crew I never realized just how hard that is. Based on the way things are now, Hannah is expected to live half of an average persons life…of course we have no […]

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6 months a Motley

Its such a funny thing to be celebrating having Hannah in our arms 6 months yesterday, when it feels like she has always been here, like there was never a time she wasn’t a Motley. We looked back through our pictures and videos yesterday morning from August 13th and it takes my breath away to reflect on the miracle that […]

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Long overdue update

I am in awe of our community…our tribe. When we started this adoption we were pretty nervous because we knew financially we couldn’t do it on our own, but we were being obedient and trusted God with every step and He provided…in so many ways. We have been shown so much love and support in the last year and a half, and we still have no words. No words to convey how thankful we are.  Thankful for every prayer that has been said on our behalf.  For the support of all our fundraisers…there were so many!  For each check that showed up in the mail, always at the exact moment we needed it. For the welcome home party at the airport and sign in the yard. For the 8 weeks of meals! For the help with the big girls when we’ve had appointments for Hannah. For the time you have spent encouraging a tired mama, and playing with our energetic girls. For the gifts & snacks. For each phone call and text. And for the time you have spent with us…it all adds up to a super duper grateful family that realizes we are only a family of 6 because of your obedience to Him too. Most days I would say that the last 11 weeks have flown by, other days it feels like it’s crawling by…but either way, I can’t believe how Hannah has grown, how deep our love […]

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GOTCHA(ish)

  We got to the government building at 9:30am Monday morning August 13, it was a quick 5 minute drive from our hotel. We are traveling with 4 other families who were also getting their babies. When we arrived, one of the families daughter was already there waiting…I lost it…its so much time, energy and emotions leading up to this […]

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Traveling, with all the people

We have been saving lots of things leading up to this trip…not just the ratty undies and socks, but United miles and hotel points…enough miles and points to cover all of our roundtrip flights and every hotel!  There is no way that we would’ve been able to bring the whole family otherwise. Praise God! I love to travel, but that’s […]

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Perspective

Jay Motley is here to share his thoughts on adoption and a whole lot on perspective…enjoy! H ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Why did y’all adopt?  How did y’all pick China? All girls??  These are some of the questions we get from both interested and bemused onlookers.  Granted, this is usually right after the ,”Are they twins?” question, to which we sweetly say no, […]

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