P e r s p e c t i v e

June 7, 2018 My son, Michael Bennett was wheeled in to the Pre-Op room at about 8:30 AM.  His nervous excitement and uneasy playfulness was on glorious display for all to see.  He was literally turning flips in his bed as anesthesiologists laid out their plan for putting him under. …

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Adopting a New Perspective

“To adopt a child is to broaden the life of everyone who is touched by the experience.” Almost three years ago, lives were changed forever.  In a nine-story institutional highrise, in the heart of a crowded Chinese city called Xiamen, in a small room filled with beautiful children who were abandoned by …

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Being Bubba

Help your brother’s boat across, and your own will reach the shore. ~Hindu Proverb I never had a brother. I was an only boy in a family with two sisters. I love my little sisters, but at times I pretended they were brothers. That didn’t usually go very well and …

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Faith

I am willing to bet that my son Michael Bennett never imagined being toted off to Texas from China by five really white, eager people.  He’s then flown to NYC only to flag down a taxi at La Guardia and delivered to the East Side for complex surgery. But as fate …

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Barton Creek to New York

My boy Michael Bennett has the most infectious smile I have ever seen. His will and his persistence at simple common tasks is unflapable and inspiring.  Not to mention, he is quite possibly one of the cutest kids I have ever seen. In just under a week we will travel with MB …

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Peanut is Home!

This week, the end of an amazing journey came to pass and a new and exciting one began. After a year and a half of working to bring home our adopted son from China, Michael Bennett (nicknamed Peanut), we stepped off an airplane in Austin with him in our arms and …

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Bringing Home Peanut

Last October, my wife and I arrived at an orphanage called Future Hope in Xiaman, China. We had traveled 16 hours with a good friend of ours who introduced us to the orphanage.  Over the course of two days we played, held and cared for some of the most beautiful kids …

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