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Location Manitou Springs, Colorado, United States
Introduction When this blog was born, I started this section by saying, “We are a family of four, living in the shadow of Pikes Peak trying to hike on the path that follows Jesus.” We were at the beginning stages of our adoption journey and I needed a place to document our upcoming cute story. I named the blog, Writing in Pencil, because I knew enough about adoption to know that it never quite goes as planned. Little did I know how fitting that title would be, when not only did our adoption journey take on chapters we never imagined, but our entire lives took on chapters for which we never, ever could have been prepared. Almost nine months after we brought our three year old home from Ethiopia, my husband was running to work, when he had a massive heart attack and died. So, we still sit nestled in the shadow of Pikes Peak as a family of four - a different four, but with the same desire to chase after the One who continues to carry us through this crazy life.