Wise Words From My Fifteen Year Old

Rusty last week on his first day of school.

Me: “I make a terrible blogger.  I just can’t seem to find time to be on the computer.”

Rusty: “But you make a terrific mother.”

I guess that sums up my week!

Today was Honeybee’s birthday — her second time turning eleven — and tomorrow she’ll have her first ever birthday party.  I have a post in the works and photos to share.

Lots of posts are swirling through my head — maybe I’ll have a quiet moment soon!   Don’t forget to add your thoughts to this week’s Tuesday Topic: Changing Birth Order

Happy almost Friday.

~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. reneestauffer
    September 10, 2010

    Well, I think you are a pretty fantastic blogger too. You are one of the few bloggers in my dashboard whose posts I *always* open, regardless of what the title is.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  2. Giann
    September 10, 2010

    I don't really know y'all or her but I am going to say it anyway; Happy Birthday Honeybee!!

    Love that quote too even though I'm not a mom. 😉

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  3. JLB
    September 10, 2010

    Wait why is it her 2nd time turning 11? Or do you mean b/c she's had 2 parties? (Sorry if I'm just missing something, I haven't had my coffee yet, ha).

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  4. Kathrin
    September 10, 2010

    I have said it before, beautiful inside and out, your son and I am sure he is right. How lovely to hear especially from a teenager.

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  5. @mkgivler
    September 10, 2010

    What a good-lookin' guy 🙂

    Mimi

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    1. One Thankful Mom
      September 10, 2010

      I think so too!

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  6. Julie Webb
    September 10, 2010

    You are certainly MY favorite blogger. Even short posts encourage and inform me. And one of the frequent ones I send on to other friends.

    Your son also had it absolutely right!!!

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  7. C in DC
    September 10, 2010

    Wow! If I hear that from my daughter at 15, I will consider my life to have been a success. What a great kid to say so, and to be one he must be right about the terrific mom. So a double congrats to you I think! 🙂

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  8. learningpatience
    September 10, 2010

    Now that is the best compliment EVER! 🙂

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  9. Julie
    September 10, 2010

    You are an awesome blogger! I recommended you to another friend today. 🙂 And if Rusty says you're a terrific mother, then I believe it.

    Love you,
    Julie

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  10. Ann
    September 10, 2010

    Looks like your priorities are in order to me! Happy Birthday Honeybee!!!

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  11. Robin
    September 12, 2010

    Lisa,
    I LOVE your blog. It is one of two that I read faithfully. And like others have mentioned, I frequently direct other adoptive families to read your insightful posts! i have often wondered how you do it–with so many children at so many stages of life. You are a blessing to so many out here in cyberland and, obviously, to those closest and most important to you! Bless you! feel better soon!

    Reply

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