Bones

Dimples and Sunshine have dental appointments today.  Sunshine has two teeth that need to come out to make room for the permanent teeth crowding her little mouth.  Dimples has a small cavity that needs to be filled.

Fortunately, I was able to schedule them back-to-back this morning and Sweet Pea is coming along to help.  I asked her which girl she wanted to be with during their procedure and she said, “I’ll go with Dimples.  I don’t think I can handle tooth extraction – I’m afraid it will bother me – especially since it is my sister. Besides, I don’t do teeth – they’re gross.”

This from my daughter who just finished her surgery rotation! She assisted in multiple surgeries and loves hanging out in emergency rooms.

I had to laugh.

I’m not a big fan of teeth and bones myself.  Blood doesn’t bother me, but broken and dislocated bones really get to me.  I once had a bone marrow biopsy that nearly wiped me out with anxiety – I now have a love affair with Versed.  (Dr. Sweet Pea tells me I shouldn’t make jokes like that — trust me, I’ve only had it once and it got me through a much-feared procedure.)

I finished reading Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From the American Dream, and have finally moved on to Wounded Children, Healing Homes.  I already love it.  I invite you to read it with me and tell me what you think.

Have you joined the Rockin’ Mama Challenge yet?  I get so excited every time one of you signs up.  You can join us — just click  on the link in the sidebar.  I’d be extra grateful if you would put the badge on your blog or mention the Challenge to your readers.

What will happen when a group of moms begins holding our children, showing them a little bit more love, giving them more of ourselves than we had before?  I don’t know — but I’m excited to find out.

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Lisa

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

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  1. Andrea H.
    December 28, 2010

    Sweet Pea is too funny. That is hillarious. Every time I think of the dentist I get thick to my stomach. All my 4 kids eventually need braces… Can you imagine that bill?

    I have read Radical about 4 months ago AND LOVED the book. I loved that book as much as I have loved Crazy Love by Frances Chan. Good Choice Lisa! Still missing you. Hope you stop by my house one of these days when your in Seattle. I told you you are always welcome, no matter how many your bringing.

    I still want need to read Renting Laci. Its on my "To Read" list.

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    1. One Thankful Mom
      December 29, 2010

      I would love to see you too. We aren't making as many trips during the snowy months since Russ comes with us and it is hard for him to get away. Rusty got Crazy Love for Christmas; I'll sneak it out of his room one day. Renting Lacy — so hard to read, and I haven't stopped thinking of it.

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  2. sleighs79
    December 28, 2010

    I also just started Wounded Child, Healing Homes (as in I've read the introduction). The author, Jayne Schooler, is actually from our area and does classes in our regional foster care training circuit. We are taking a training session from her based on this book next Saturday, in fact. I am beyond excited.

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    1. One Thankful Mom
      December 29, 2010

      I just set the book down a moment ago — I'm three chapters in and wish I could spend the day plowing through it. What a blessing to do training with the author. I would love to hear about it!

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  3. Giann
    December 29, 2010

    Haha! I prefer the dentist over any other medical doctor!!! Did you like Radical? And I saw your post about "Change of Plans" and i won't be able to see it when it premiers but look forward to watching it on DVD!

    Blessings!

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    1. One Thankful Mom
      December 29, 2010

      I liked Radical quite a lot. I hope you enjoy Change of Plans when you have the opportunity to see it!

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  4. Michelle
    December 29, 2010

    I am in the OR all day and I can't stand teeth or eyeball things…ooooh! I just loved radical and I LOVE the work Jayne Schooler is doing…both with her books and in Kyrgyzstan where one of my babies is from!

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    1. One Thankful Mom
      December 29, 2010

      Michelle, I'll tell Sweet Pea you said that! I can't believe I only heard of Jayne Schooler until recently — her book is great.

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  5. nancileamarie
    December 29, 2010

    I HATE the dentist. Also read Radical and liked it as well. I have a question about the Rockin Mama challenge. How do your other kids react? Are they jealous of the time you're spending with Honeybee?

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    1. One Thankful Mom
      December 29, 2010

      That is a good question. I need to do a Rockin' Mama update to answer some of these. Yes, the other kids are a bit jealous and that is hard for me. I try to rock Honeybee after I've tucked them in or when they are occupied with something. I hope to begin rocking more of them after the Christmas break.

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