Introducing ... the Addition.

James 1:27: "Pure religion is caring for orphans....

in their distress."

In their distress... Oh my, what a way to start a new life, a new beginning, a new family. Yet this very distress should be a gateway to wholeness and being a part of that path to wholeness is an amazing journey! And, it's a HARD journey.

It is our prayer that as you seek your specific role in caring for children in their distress that you find resources, wisdom, support, and community here in The Addition of It's A Beautiful Life!  Watch for posts to come over the upcoming weeks.  Welcome!


Renee Balassaitis (biofostadopt mom of 6, for now!)

misty krasawski

Misty Krasawski is hopelessly flawed but eternally optimistic, because God has promised to be the Author and Finisher of her faith! She is also wife to Rob, mama to eight precious children and two beautiful daughters-in-law, and spends all her free time trying to avoid the laundry by reading classic books, painting with watercolors, lighting too many candles, baking copious amounts of cookies, and studying as much theology as she can lay her hands on. She's currently pursuing a degree through Colorado Christian University and is a regular contributor to both The Better Mom and For the Family, and also occasionally pours her heart out at and the brand-new She loves encouraging people to chase the dreams God has placed in their hearts, preferably over steaming cups of tea and coffee and probably something chocolate.