You are anointed and qualified to raise your adopted/foster child.

Jesus “For unto us a child is born and unto us, a son is given and the government shall be upon His shoulder and His name shall be called Emmanuel.” -Isaiah 9:6 My first born came out wet, red faced, pointy headed and squalling. I was in the birthing room at Mon General, the first [...]

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Christmas Has Needs

I paced back and forth at the front of the house where large windows looked out over the front yard and the mailbox. The mailbox- what had been a symbol of Christmas cards and good news had become my worst enemy. I dreaded the mailman coming bringing bills and more bills, and yet I watched, [...]

It Had Better Not Be Perfect This Christmas!

Every year when the kids and I were putting up the Christmas tree, my Spock-like tendencies came out. Every candle had to be perfectly spaced. The ribbons had to be equal distance apart.  All the lights had to be white and homemade ornaments had to go on the back side of the tree. I wish [...]

Don’t Expect the Christmas Season to be Free of Hardships

Don’t expect the Christmas season to be free of hardships. A dear friend of mine died  around Christmas time. I won’t make this tip about it. The grief is fresh and private and yet I rejoice that she no longer suffers. * * * None of us knows the day or the hour when hardships [...]

You are NOT a Vending Machine

“This is what I want,” my son said as he flashed an expensive item before me. I saw the price first and the present second. Almost half my Christmas budget. This was not my first Christmas with children or my  first Christmas with adopted children. I have learned the hard way that children from hard [...]