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When Motherhood is a Grandmother

19 September

She was so tiny. Her skin so pale, her body so fragile. We were afraid to take our eyes off her for even a second for fear she’d quit breathing. How could you not love and care for this new, precious little life? But addiction has a way of numbing all one’s emotions and focusing […]

What We Wish For Our Children

05 March

Parents everywhere dream about better futures for their children. Whether you’re in Canada or Mexico or anywhere in between… parents hopes are generally rooted in the same ideas: success, love, happiness, and independence. One of the coolest parts about seeing a family empowered is hearing how those dreams change and grow. How more time and […]

Not Cute Anymore.

27 February

The kids aren’t cute anymore.  Well, that isn’t true. Damian, Ernesto, Gohan and Luis are still breaking hearts with their chubby cheeks and silly antics. But Roots & Wings has moved from being an organization in its infancy into its blossoming, yet challenging adolescence. During our first weeks at Roots & Wings, our days were […]

Making Christmas Dreams Come True

28 November

“It’s the most wonderful time of year!” It’s a nice line in a song, but only a dream for so many around the world. Just like God grabbed the attention of the Magi through a star in the sky, inviting them to embark on a journey to find the true king, God grabbed our attention […]

Pretty Incredible

16 November

This past summer, the primary kids started taking karate, then subsequently, taekwondo classes at Roots & Wings. A couple weeks ago, eight of the kids taking taekwondo were selected to participate in a state tournament. It would be pretty incredible, wouldn’t it? It would be pretty incredible if these kids would get to go to a […]

Light Has Dawned

26 September

It was our first Bible study, and much to everyone’s disappointment, only ONE mother showed up.  “You should invite your husband next week,” the pastor told her. She snorted. “He’ll never come.” She’s probably right, we thought. We’ve tried pulling him in a million times but he is completely lost in his addiction. He can’t […]

Summer: Week One!

06 July

Guys, it’s summer! And at Roots & Wings that means things get even crazier. While there are no school runs or homework to do, we have the fun challenge of keeping all of our kiddos busy in healthy, productive ways for almost 11 hours each day. And we love it. Here is just a peek […]