When we began our training for adoption, there was one question I felt I had to have answered: How would adoption affect our children? What could I prepare for? What had others experienced? I asked everyone. Leaders of our foster training, parents, experts. Continue reading
Unbelievably, it’s been a year since we had our “visit the judge day”. Normal families call it Adoption Day. I guess we’re not normal. A year ago, we had told the kids we were going to visit the Judge so that the four little ones would officially be part of our family. “Visit the Judge Day” stuck. Continue reading
Is this a happy Mother’s Day for you? I really hope it is. I’ve wanted to write something about today, but couldn’t choose the right thing to say.
I struggle to keep a correct perspective on this day…I want my life to be all about Jesus, not about me. And yet this day creeps up on me. Since I’ve already written a post about that, I’ll let you go read it here.
Millet’s “Knitting Lesson”
Even longer ago, I wrote this post for Mother’s Day, and it still represents how it seems we should think and act on this day.
If you have a mother, call her, hug her, and love her today! If you are a mother, I hope you have a wonderful day serving and loving your family!
Much has been said about the trauma of an adopted child. There are books, blogs, foster training, and conversations with other adoptive parents. It all becomes a little overwhelming after awhile. It affects how you view a child to be constantly thinking about the ways they can (and do) act out because of their fear and pain. Continue reading
Have you heard of The Minimalists? Or Joshua Becker’s blog Becoming Minimalist? Well, before they began blogging, and Minimalism became such a thing, there was Michael.
Michael could have started the minimalist movement. The amount of things the man doesn’t need astounds me. Continue reading
At the end of each year, I try to post a list of what I read that year. Due to ridiculous things like moving and tearing my blog apart, that wasn’t possible this year. So we’ll pretend that April is the best time to tell you about last year’s books. Continue reading
Thankfully, if I ever forget that I have a blog, Facebook reminds me weekly that I haven’t been posting anything. They regularly let me know that I am basically a blogging failure. Facebook is so helpful.
These days I do most of my writing in my head and then I forget it all before I get to a computer. So, no blog posts. Continue reading