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Sunshine Stories

A Posture of Surrender: A Story of Pregnancy, Miscarriage, and Finding Gifts in Grief

A Posture of Surrender: A Story of Pregnancy, Miscarriage, and Finding Gifts in Grief

I met Breanne a year ago while planning for a conference called Choose Joy. Foreshadowing much? She carpooled with my friend, Kristi, and me from San Diego to Palm Springs for a steering committee retreat. In true girls-who-get-each-other fashion, we pretty much gabbed all things […]

Running on Hope: A Story of Finding Fatherhood in the Trenches of Trauma

Running on Hope: A Story of Finding Fatherhood in the Trenches of Trauma

Adoption? Is not romantic. Love? Is not enough to chase down demons. No one wants to hear that. Especially not me. Not this momma who parents a child brought into her family by adoption and who plans to travel that path again. Not this momma […]

Organized Freedom: A Story of Foster Care, Adoption, Grit, and God’s Grace

Organized Freedom: A Story of Foster Care, Adoption, Grit, and God’s Grace

Have you ever prayed for something, desperately desired something, and finally received it? Only to discover it’s not exactly what you wanted? That it isn’t playing out how you always illustrated in your idealized imaginings? That’s what happened to Lyndsay. With motherhood. But, spoiler alert, […]

Broken Hallelujah: A Story of Infertility, Failed Adoption, and Perfect Hope

Broken Hallelujah: A Story of Infertility, Failed Adoption, and Perfect Hope

You know that friend you have, who is fairly unassuming, undeniably sweet and has an incredible outlook on life…but doesn’t even know it. Yep, for me, that’s Shauna. When I emailed her about being one of the first subjects of the #heysunshinemovement she text me […]