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Got two noteworthy comments from two different parishioners today. Both, men, both over 70. One good, one not-so-good.

The first: I’m describing a book I just finished, written by a mother of biological and adopted kids. I don’t know exactly what I said, but his “yes-I’m-listening” comment was, “right, her real daughter.” Um, OUCH.

The second: I’m updating someone on the process (yes, STILL waiting), and as he’s about to follow his wife away, he leans over and says, “Well, you know, there’s always artificial insemination.” Ok, then. I had misgivings about choosing that path (right now anyway) partly due to concerns about the congregation’s reaction. Good to know at least one person would be totally supportive!

That’s all I have to say for today. Just hoping and praying that I get an e-mail or phone call soon. Like tomorrow morning 9am would be nice. Not that I’m obsessively checking or anything…

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I'm a pastor. I believe in radical love and ridiculous grace. I love to sing and sew, and have a shop on Etsy. I'm trying to make my ecological footprint smaller. I have chickens who provide endless entertainment. Oh, and I'm a formerly single mom by choice, son E (born 6/00, placed 11/23/11, adoption finalized 11/21/14) and now making a life with The Dude and his two kids, Girl-E (12/02) and C (9/04). Baby Bumpy due to arrive around 5/25/15! This blog chronicles my thoughts on faith, family, and the wild adventure we call Life!

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