Thanking God for my Irrevocable Gifts

May 16, 2012By RachaelUncategorized No Comments

One year ago on 5.16.11 we sat before a beautiful woman judge in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia … for about 5 minutes with a group of 3 other couples. This judge asked us if any of us had children other than the ones that we were looking to adopt. We said “Yes”. Our other five children were … Read More

Happy Mothers Day

May 13, 2012By RachaelUncategorized No Comments

It was one year ago on May 11th that Ryan and I loaded up our 5 children and headed to Minneapolis to get on a plane that was headed to Ethiopia, Africa. We had really no idea what has ahead of us, but we did know one thing. There were two little boys in Africa … Read More

A heart check

April 23, 2012By RachaelUncategorized No Comments

We’ve been a bit sick around our house.  Sore throats, headache, coughing.  Nothing major but enough to make a few of us feel miserable.  At the end of the week last week Greta started running a temp and started to complain about her ear hurting.  So, decided to call the clinic and get her an appointment.  … Read More

A precious little girl

April 10, 2012By rachaelmcclearyUncategorized 2 Comments

I’ve not been a very good blogger lately.  Not because I’ve had nothing to say … more like I can’t seem to get the things that have been stirring in my heart down in writing. I posted this picture on facebook today. For a lack of creativity on my part I called the picture “Brothers”. … Read More

World Water Day

March 23, 2012By RachaelUncategorized 1 Comment

It’s World Water Day.  A few years ago, I didn’t know that the day existed.  More importantly, I didn’t really understand that there are so many lives touched by the lack of water or clean water.  I had not looked into the eyes of people that spend ALL DAY LONG walking to get water to survive. … Read More

You got me, mommy.

February 29, 2012By rachaelmcclearyUncategorized No Comments

I held one of my little boys for his whole nap today.  I don’t always do that.  Actually, I have not done that much at all lately. When the twins nap, I am often found with a cup of coffee, folding and ironing laundry, cleaning bathrooms, washing floors, making dinner or doing something fun like … Read More

Questions of the heart

February 23, 2012By rachaelmcclearyUncategorized No Comments

Well, Grace and I have been back from our school field trip for some time now.  It was a great week spent with Grace and an awesome bunch of kiddos from her school.  I went from taking care of my 7 kiddos to rooming with 7 fifth graders for the week.  We learned to use … Read More

A trip up north

February 6, 2012By RachaelUncategorized 1 Comment

I get to go here this week with my Grace and the 5th and 6th graders from her school as well as another area school.  Its a four day field trip … We are very excited!  We will get “play”outside all week long while we learn new things.   Going with Grace for the week … Read More

An Incredible Journey

February 2, 2012By RachaelUncategorized 1 Comment

The boys have been home for almost 8 months.  It has been an amazing, stressful, fun, sad, exciting, tiring 8 months.  You get the idea?  A full range of emotions.  I am stunned by how God can heal hearts and create families.  Life is a journey, be it with children, spouses, friends, family.  It is … Read More