I have a new article up on Empowered to Connect today, Giving Voice to Our Other Children. It was a difficult piece for me to write, but it is probably one of the most important things I have to say about the impact of adding children from “hard places” to our family. Let’s remember to give “voice” to all of our children.
I hope you all are learning from my struggles, mistakes,and learning curve – because that’s pretty much what you get around here!
While you’re at it, if you haven’t had a chance to read Rusty’s post from yesterday, Thirsty, I know it would mean a lot to him if you would read it and share it. If you use Facebook, there are little buttons at the bottom of the post that make it easy to share.
This is the last week of school before a two week break. Honeybee and Dimples’ school Christmas concert is Thursday night and at least every other day Dimples asks me if I am coming to it. This has been happening for weeks! Yesterday, she asked me again, so I cupped her chin in my hand, asked her to look in my eyes, and I said, “Yes, Dimples, I am coming to your concert.” She broke eye contact a couple of times, and I stopped speaking (mid-word) and waited for her to look back at me before I continued. I hope she can hold on to this. Today I am going to start telling her how much I’m looking forward to the concert and hopefully that will reassure her, too.
#531 – 540 giving thanks
working with my sister, Laura, on a project for our parents – nearly done
Russ warming up the car for me
out-grown clothes passed to friends, and 3 bags to Goodwill, too -such a relief
God’s provision of clothing for my children, passed to us by friends
new snow boots for kids
a good dinner around the table last night
donations toward the well in Kenya
Em, who calls me early in the morning and always gives good advice
two new pillar candles burning brightly on my kitchen counter this morning
the stain out of Sunshine’s Christmas dress – it’s the little things
A few of the books I am giving this Christmas:
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Have a great day, friends. Encourage one another,
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