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God’s Moving and it looks like 1,2…7

God’s Moving and it looks like 1,2...7About 6 months ago, God started moving in Ignite Hope again. Usually when He starts moving, I start stressing. There - the bald-faced truth. It isn’t pretty and it doesn’t make me look great - but it is totally honest. God started...

At this time

At this timeThis season is unprecedented. Personally - it is the end of an era, as our youngest child will be a Pre-k grad by the time we hit May. It's unprecedented because after 3 older kiddos, Baby Boy may be the only one who doesn't get a celebration around this...

That Mothers Day

That Mothers DayThe Mothers Day emails are flooding in from every website, especially to serve as reminders to husbands everywhere that the cute little hand painted flower pots will not be coming home with our little babes this year because #CovidChronicles Mothers...

I am not suppose to be here

I am not suppose to be hereI am sitting here in the middle of May... opening my life planner to make some notes only to realize I AM NOT SUPPOSE TO BE HERE. I should not be writing this blog.I should not be sitting in my apartment.I should not in in the city, state,...

Am I Qualified For This?

Am I Qualified For This?Am I Qualified For This?A. Rockhold 2021 Our car was haphazardly parked at the back of the lot. My boyfriend and I were in the front seats, staring blindly ahead. Tears streamed down my face, and his jaw clenched tightly. It was our first big...

Unwilling to waste the wait

Unwilling to waste the waitThe following post was written by Jacqui Jackson, iHope’s co-founder, on her Grateful Mommy blog. It can be accessed here: http://www.thegratefulmommy.com     I’m a bit Type A; probably a bit type A-, if I’m being completely honest. I don’t...

National adoption month and me

National adoption month and meThe following post was written by Jacqui Jackson, iHope’s co-founder and CEO, on her Grateful Mommy blog. It can be accessed here: http://www.thegratefulmommy.com     For those of you know me well, and even some of you who have never met...

An adoptee’s musings on an adoptive momma conference

An adoptee's musings on an adoptive momma conference     The following post was written by Jacqui Jackson, iHope’s co-founder, on her Grateful Mommy blog. It can be accessed here: http://www.thegratefulmommy.com     About 7 months ago, a sweet friend invited me to a...

Tying hope to adoption

Tying hope to adoptionWhen I think of hope, I think of a combination of feelings and desires: expectation, patience, longing, and anticipation.   I longed for many different things as a little kid. I longed for my bangs to grow out quickly when I chopped them off with...

Miracles of motherhood

Miracles of motherhoodThe following post was written by Jacqui Jackson, iHope’s co-founder and CEO, on her Grateful Mommy blog. It can be accessed here: http://www.thegratefulmommy.com     13 years ago, I distinctly remember laying in my bed, tears coursing down my...
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