Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Get it. Read it...its amazing!

Country singer, Jimmy Wayne tells about his life growing up in foster care.  He has turned his experiences into a life dedicated to making a difference in the lives of youth still in care.

In honor of National Foster Care Month, the kindle edition of his book, A Walk to Beautiful, is only $2.99!

I encourage you to take a look inside the life of a child in foster care by reading this....

Making an impact...

This is such a sweet story about the way one family is making a difference and raising awareness...

The need is great, and this family wanted to let others know what they could it!

Click here to see how this sweet family is making a difference!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Learning To Live With Lies

Sorting through a cupboard in my den today, I stumbled upon an old journal.  As I flipped through the pages, I found this poem that I etched late one night during a very dark time.

The pages leading up to the poem, are the accounts of an incident between two of my kids.  One that I remember well!

Not a poet by nature or practice, this shows how fiercely I am wrestling with the ability to love my kids, forgive them and continue to work towards their health and healing, while surrounded by lies on every side.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

This woman...!!!

This is a woman that I am in awe of daily.

She is a mighty force.

A compassionate, caring follower of Christ, who lives to pour out her life and energy for women and orphans.

She has never drawn a salary for what she does.

The world truly needs more people with her heart!

Click here to be inspired...
That We Might Be Adopted: Noble Indeed

How Long, Lord?

Today I take our son to Childrens Hospital for a procedure.
They will scope his stomach and his colon and bring back a sample of the tissue in each to examine.
I don't know what to hope for...that they find something that will give us a clue to why he is 17 years old and only weighs 97 lbs or that they don't find anything and we just march on like this is normal?

I'm tired.

He is tired.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Blessing On The Broken Road

During a recent (wonderful!) Adoptive Moms Retreat, I was chatting with some other moms who were struggling with one or more of their kiddos.  As they searched for answers on what they could do to resolve some pretty challenging issues, we came to a hard place...should you/is it ever ok/what are the potential pitfalls to calling the police or involving the authorities???

I can't say that I'm an expert, and I certainly don't have all the answers.  Every situation, family and child are so very different.  But I do want to share a few thoughts that I have gleaned from our situation.