from ashes to africa...

My girlfriend, Erin, bought me this book for my birthday, and I devoured it. At about the halfway point, I exclaimed to Brian (which, by the way, I do often when it comes to our babies) that we should have written this book! It is such an amazing story of one couple's journey from the ashes of infertility to their African adoption. But really it's also our journey from ashes to Africa.

I laughed. I cried. I copiously underlined and marked in the margins comments like "so me!", "this is how I felt", and "totally our journey". Josh & Amy Bottomly's book gave words, pages, and chapters to our ashes to Africa story. If you'd like a great, easy, soul-moving read, please pick it up!


April L. Diaz

April has been a visionary activist her entire life. She has made it her mission to lead high performing teams and develop leaders in the margins of society while caring for our bodies, mind, and spirit. Secretly, sheโ€™s a mix of a total girly girl and a tomboy, and is still crazy about her high school sweetheart, Brian. Together, they co-parent 3 fabulous kiddos and live in Orange County, CA.