It is another beautiful snowy day here in Idaho. This is better than cold and gray, at least it is bright and white, the downside is that it just takes longer to get where we are going. Russ had to plow our driveway with the tractor two mornings this week and we’re just barely getting the girls to school on time. The upside is that my homeschoolers are having lots of great snow play for PE each day. It’s a warm, wet snow, so the drying rack is piled with dripping snow gear, but they are having fun.
Our trip to Seattle was great – good driving conditions, four reasonably happy kids in the car, time with good friends, and very good therapy sessions. I have a few tasks to work on — one of which is going to take a bit of time, but I think it will be worthwhile. I’ll try to write about it in the next two days.
I had already purchased Adopted for Life from Amazon, but we took advantage of the free download of it from Christian Audio, and listened during the drive. We nearly finished the book. I had lots of issues with the second chapter, primarily because it seems to apply only to the adoption of young children,which is the author’s experience, and because I just don’t share his opinion. I hoped he would talk about how he would handle renaming, etc. with older children, but he never did. Russ and I kept pausing the iPod and saying, “Did he really just say that?”
I was prepared not to like the rest of the book, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that I agreed with much of what Moore wrote. He even handled the discussion of birthparents with unexpected sensitivity. All that to say, it is worth listening to, and even more owning the book so you can lend it to other parents, or even your pastor. It should inspire others to care for orphans and consider the ministry of adoption a priority in their churches.
Next up on my reading list is Grace Based Parenting along with The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection, which Sweet Pea says I must read. My bookgroup is reading Breath which I hope to squeeze in as well — I’m probably being too ambitious — maybe Supper of the Lamb will need to wait until March. What are you reading these days?
Honeybee and Dimples are quite excited because they have a four day weekend. I am tentatively optimistic that we will fill the days with enough structure and fun that it will go well. We’ve invited some friends to come home after school, which is often a nice event.
I have loads of writing to do for Empowered to Connect and my quiet writing time is quickly slipping away. Have a great day, friends!
Rockin’ Mamas, I’m loving your updates — keep them coming! An Amazon gift card awaits one of you.
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