“Bottom line is, even if you see them coming, you're not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does.
So, what are we, helpless? Puppets? Nah. The big moments are gonna come, you can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts. That's
when you find out who you are." - Joss Whedon

Monday, January 26, 2009

Feb 2009 Ensign Article


There is a lovely article on page 37 of this month's Ensign about adoption. It is the account of two birth parents, a birth mother and a birth father (not associated with one another) how they came to make their decisions, how the gospel helped them to heal, and how they are doing now. It is always instructive and touching to me to hear the stories of these wonderful parents.


Sunday, January 25, 2009

A note from Larissa

I am really excited to tell you guys that we now have new FSA Chapter Co-Chairs and Casey and I are off the hook!!!

I asked Nickie a while back to keep her eyes open for another couple who would be willing to be the leaders of our chapter and she found the perfect one. Kim and Galen recently moved to Washington from California where they were very involved in their local chapter. They came over tonight and we were able to visit and I am really happy they are here!!

I plan to remain very involved with FSA and have enjoyed my time as a co-chair. But, at the same time I think it is perfect timing to pass the torch. As some of you know, I went back to work part-time and am really enjoying it, but it is a big adjustment as far as my level of open time.

So .... thank you very much for all of your love, help and support during our time as co-chairs. I am looking forward to attending all of 2009's events without being the one in the lead! Being involved in FSA here has greatly increase my understanding and love of adoption and I would highly recommend becoming involved with FSA no matter your stage of adoption involvement. I know there will be many great opportunities for our chapter under the direction of the Mecham Family and can't wait for you to meet them as well.

Warmly, Larissa