Heather has called the Fort Worth area home since 1995, after growing up as an Army brat and preacher's kid. She's married to her college sweetheart, Chris (Sic' Em Bears!). Their kids include Collin (1999) and his wife Elizabeth (1999), Cooper (2001), and Caris (2004). Heather is the co-founder and executive director of the nonprofit organization, The Adoptee Collective, which offers lifetime adoptee support and post adoption resources, as well as pre-adoption education. Heather is also a TBRI® Practitioner. Heather has authored and published multiple books and she finds joy in using her gifts, time, and energy toward her life goal to finish empty.

Teaching Our Kids to Mourn

While it's not something particularly pleasant to consider, I firmly believe that we have an obligation as parents to teach our children how to mourn as surely as we teach them to ride a bike.

Get Real! {The Freedom of Authentic Hospitality}

Real hospitality throws open not just its front door but also its heart and says you belong right here because your company brings me delight and pleasure. It's not being tolerated or putting on a happy face or behaving a certain way. It's not a carefully chosen menu with perfectly folded napkins.
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“Tell Me Again, Mama” {Stories of Our Heroes}

For every one of the lives that these stories represent, we are tasked with teaching our children the importance of Veteran's Day. It's not just a reason to hold a sale or enjoy a day off.