I’m Kathie and thanks for visiting my site! I’m a life-long Army dependent, because I don’t know how to stay in one place for very long. I like to prove statistics wrong; I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart for 17 years and we managed to bring four children into our family despite doctors telling me I’d never get pregnant.
I hate the word NO.
One of our babies came to us through adoption. There have been some tough moments navigating an open adoption, but more than anything I’ve been surprised with the how much the Holy Spirit has worked in me to show grace towards our birth mother. I will continue to share my experiences here.
Growing up a history lover, surrounded by Southern culture, and having access to a diverse military community has given me a soft spot for race relations in America. Everyone, myself included, has to make a choice to end racism. First, within ourselves (which is the hardest work of all), and then hopefully turning that choice into action in the world around us. I want to help other white people like myself to listen, learn, and inspire bridge-building in our communities. This is a big, scary topic, and I will need all the grace you can offer me as you learn alongside me.
Successful relationships, whether within an adoption triad or in a racially-diverse community, would be impossible without grace. God has extended immense grace to me through his son Jesus Christ, and I hope to share it with the world to foster the change I hope to see.
The blogosphere can be a lonely place without community! Comment, share your stories, use my blog to open up conversations with your friends and family. Share Grace. Foster Change.
So grab a cup of coffee (or if you’re me, a pot) and let’s get started. Let’s go change the world!