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It's A Great Day to Be Brave!


Every year I select a "word of the year" that is my personal theme. This year my word is...

[drumroll please]

BRAVE.

My word is brave.

And today I'm starting the new year on this first day of 2013 with one of the bravest (maybe the bravest) thing I've ever done.

Today is the launch of my adoption blog.


This means a lot to me. It's 46 years in the making and if you would have told me a year ago that I'd be doing this I would have thought you were crazy.  I first mentioned adoption in this post, on July 11 of 2012 and I basically said it was the first and most likely last time I would write about it. 

I had no idea what God had in store for me!

A lot can change in a year.

I changed so much in 2012 and the new blog is a reflection of that.

My desire was to launch it on the first day of the new year, symbolizing a new beginning and new levels, for me...and for others I desire to help. I want to thank two people who have been so instrumental, not just helping me with the new blog, but walking through this journey in my life the past year. Amanda Woolston and Gayle Lechner -- thank you from the bottom of my heart.  

I'm still going to be writing here at deannashrodes.net on regular basis. For those of you who have been faithful readers, I am so grateful that you read, and I want you to know I'm going to continue writing here. I will, however, be devoting a significant portion of my writing time to the new blog.

I hope you'll join me there too.


You can read my writings now as well, at www.adopteerestoration.com. 

Thanks in advance for your prayers, and your support.


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