giving thanks #1251 – 1260
a quiet morning with my sick Little Man
movies, lots of movies
yoga pants and a comfy sweater
I enjoy a good cup of coffee – in the quiet morning all by myself, in the afternoon with a friend, and always when I eat a sweet dessert. Coffee is a simple pleasure in my life. Not long ago, when Hannah was visiting, we had the opportunity to sample and review two Maxwell House International coffees. The package arrived at the perfect time – in the midst of a knitting project. We were making felted baby shoes, which involved experimenting with needle sizes, numbers of stitches, and how many minutes it took to felt the little shoes. I have to say, they turned out completely darling. I’ll get a picture from Hannah to share with you.
If you follow my One Thankful Mom FB page, you know that we’ve been praying for Rieden, a darling baby who had a liver transplant yesterday.
I have not gone through this, and I find myself wondering what is truly most helpful. So my question to you is:
In the event of a prolonged hospitalization or a death in a family, what can we do to help? What can we do to bring comfort?
“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”
― Corrie ten Boom, Clippings from My Notebook
This was my lesson for yesterday. We’re working on an important plan for one of our children, something that will be healing and life-giving, and everything was ticking along quite nicely. Then a call came that the entire thing may be falling apart.
Here is a lovely opportunity for you to find unique gifts for your friends while caring for children from “hard places” in Bolivia. How amazing is this:
The Restoration Shelter is a home for adolescent girls between the ages of 14 and 18. Adolescents who have suffered abuse or violence or are at risk of ending up on the streets are derived to the Shelter by local child protection authorities. At the Shelter the girls receive the love and support of a psychologist, a social worker and several educators. The Shelter’s objective is to bring healing and hope.
Thank you for all of the entries for the Trust-Based Parenting DVDs. The winner is: Heather Antoine
Heather, please email me with your mailing address and I’ll get it in the mail to you by the end of the week!
Another fun giveaway will be coming soon!
Written one year ago, this post is still important to me, and hopefully to you.
Today, Dec. 1, is World AIDS Day. I wonder, how much do you think about HIV/AIDS? If you live in America, I’m guessing not much. Powerful medications have changed the face of HIV; it is no longer a death sentence. People with HIV are living long, healthy lives – they’re growing up, going to college, getting married, having children, having grandchildren.
If you live in the developing world, you may think about HIV often, and in parts of the world, you will likely have been personally affected by the virus in some way.
Here are five things you should know about HIV today.
1. Do you know how HIV is transmitted – and how it’s not?
HIV is not spread through kissing, sharing cups, sneezing, holding hands, swimming, sharing a home, or being in the same classroom.
HIV can only be transmitted through sexual contact, blood-to-blood contact (sharing needles), and from mother to child during pregnancy, birth, or through breastfeeding.