When a Father Loves His Daughters

by Edie Wadsworth on June 13, 2014


In honor of Father’s Day and in honor of the little girl who changed my world, this is a repost from almost exactly a year ago, when I traveled to Nicaragua with Compassion to meet my little Diana.  If you’ve read this post already, scroll to the bottom and see what Diana  got for her […]


When Dreams Are True

by Edie Wadsworth on August 28, 2013

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I’ve been dreaming about Julissa and Diana a lot lately.  I’m not sure why except that maybe my recently empty nest has me longing for little ones.  Last night, I dreamed I adopted my two Nicaragua girls and a chubby cheeked three year old boy to boot.  I was so busy in my dream, caring […]


{ditto} DIY:: Framed Fabric and a Cross

by Edie Wadsworth on July 1, 2013

{ditto} DIY: Inspired Design For the Rest of Us

Welcome to the July {ditto} DIY challenge! Once a month ten very different bloggers are hosting this challenge to recreate in our own homes a project or design element inspired by a haute couture design. The idea is to inspire everyone to incorporate fine design elements into your own home in a way that fits […]


Morning sunshines! I’m still trying to recover. I thought painting my daughter’s room would help to , you know, make me feel normal again. Which is why I can hardly open my right hand this morning. (#canyousaygranniehands?) But I wanted to peek in and say hi and tell you that I’ve put all my Nicaragua […]


I’ve Got You {Nicaragua, Day 5}

by Edie Wadsworth on June 26, 2013


She was 8 years old when the man in the suit knocked on her door.  She had her father’s eyes but not his days.  She had seen more heartache in her brief years than most of her school friends would know in their lifetime.  She knew that she would always be different and wondered if […]


Obediente (Nicaragua, Day 4)

by Edie Wadsworth on June 22, 2013


My dream when I graduated from high school was to be a missionary and have six kids.  I was pretty sure that was what serious Christians did. And if you were really obedient to God’s call, you’d go to Africa.  Obviously.  Don’t be jealous but back in the day, I was what we liked to call […]


Open My Eyes {Nicaragua, Day 3}

by Edie Wadsworth on June 21, 2013


I am emotionally exhausted.  My leftover tears from yesterday starting flowing this morning on the bus and would. not. stop.  As an interesting aside, lest you think I could be in danger of dehydration from all my blubbering, let me reassure you that our trusty Compassion staff is committed to child poverty and blogger hydration. […]


When a Father Loves His Daughters {Nicaragua, Day 2}

by Edie Wadsworth on June 20, 2013

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Diana is her name. She hasn’t left my mind much for the past few weeks. Her name means “divine.” I met her on a little dirt road in the middle of nowhere and didn’t want to let her go.  She smiled a nervous smile and held tight to my neck. I’ve known for a week […]


A Good Place to Start {Nicaragua, Day 1}

by Edie Wadsworth on June 18, 2013


Hope is the thing with feathers,  That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words,  And never stops at all. We drove 2 hours to a city dump, just outside Leon.  The smoldering decay looked like the leftovers of an apocalypse.  Smoke rose up in twisted rings, like the Devil himself had […]

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‘Twas the night before…….

by Edie Wadsworth on June 16, 2013


This place is hard to leave. And it’s not just the beautiful people and the beautiful sunsets and the stacks of books I love here. It’s the place where I know who I am and what I was made to do.  It’s home, in every perfect sense of the word. It’s the place where my gifts […]


Sonny and Meemaw and other ramblings

by Edie Wadsworth on June 12, 2013


Did y’all think I was never coming back?  Were  y’all scared that I was overcome with anxiety about my trip and changed my name and moved to somewhere rural and remote like Bean Station?  OH wait, that’s where I live.  But seriously.  It is Wednesday and I leave for Nicaragua in FIVE DAYS.  Here’s what […]


Nicaragua, Scrabble, and plenty of Smack Talk

by Edie Wadsworth on May 15, 2013


via Shawna Grapentin I’m not very adventurous, really.  I live a pretty quiet life of taking care of my family, homeschooling my girls, reading and writing, and occasionally channeling Tammy Wynette—which could negate the quiet part.  (And because it’s gonna be important in a few short paragraphs, let me say that I am an avid […]

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