He's a Winner!

My son, “Rusty” is always full of big ideas. He is bright and energetic and most of the time I can’t keep us with his plans. I don’t want to be a mom who says “no” too much, but if “Rusty” did half of the things he wanted to do, he would have to give up sleeping.

This morning I got an unexpected phone call from Focus on the Family. A very nice woman informed me that I had won an Ipod filled with eighty hours of Adventures in Odyssey programs, as well as some Radio Theater programs. We discovered Adventures in Odyssey when H and MK were young and our children continue to enjoy them to this day. We especially love listening to them on long road trips and have been known to answer the question, “How much longer?” with the number of Odysseys we will hear before we arrive. It is a little over two Odysseys to Grandpa and Grandma’s family camp.

This year is the 2oth anniversary of Adventures in Odyssey and to celebrate, Focus on the Family gave away three Ipods each day for twelve days. “Rusty” is under 18, so I became the official entrant. He carefully read the contest rules and figured out the most strategic way to enter the contest. It could be entered three times per day, so whenever possible, we did it.

Friday was the last day to enter and unfortunately we only entered once that day, but apparently once was enough because that is the day he won. We are very happy for him and are looking forward to listening to many Odysseys when we travel to Oregon this winter.

If you are looking for wholesome, fun, great quality entertainment with a distinctly Christian worldview, you might want to check out Adventures in Odyssey. Many Christian radio stations play one Odyssey every afternoon; but even better, they can be listened to online at Whit’sEnd.org


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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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