In a previous post, I reviewed “Beyond Logic, Consequences, and Control” by Heather Forbes and Bryan Post. The book had been recommended to us by a family therapist that we had seen last year. We decided to start seeing this therapist, RB, on a regular basis last month. Much of her approach is based onContinue reading “A little less talk and a lot more hugs”
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Jonah and the kids
This is our cat, Jonah. We’ve had him for about five years. Before BE and BC began visiting with us a couple of years ago, we hardly ever had kids over. Jonah was very friendly with all of our guests. He wasn’t the type of cat to run away from strangers. He wanted to beContinue reading “Jonah and the kids”
Are you adopted?
A few weeks ago, BE, BC, and I went out for ice cream. BE’s school had designated a specific day when a percentage of sales from this ice cream shop would be donated to the PTA. There were a lot of other families there, including some of BE’s friends. One friend was in line behindContinue reading “Are you adopted?”
One year ago …
One year ago, on June 25, we finalized our adoption of BE and BC. It was a Friday, and J and I took the day off work so that we could go to court. Grandma G came with us, and we spent about five minutes in the judge’s office before we signed the paper work.Continue reading “One year ago …”
In their parents’ image … or not
J and I teach Sunday school for first and second graders at our church. BE is in the kindergarten room, but they use the same lesson as our group. A few weeks ago, we were teaching the kids about people being made in the image of God. The lesson included this discussion question: Naturally, IContinue reading “In their parents’ image … or not”
What I want you to know …
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Happy Father’s Day to J
This is J’s second Father’s Day and I’ve been thinking about how difficult it would be to do this without him. By “this,” I mean everything the adoption entails. I know that many single parents raise children and many adopt children. But, I’ve been blessed with J’s support, and it’s impossible for me to imagineContinue reading “Happy Father’s Day to J”
Signs you’re a parent …
You’ve noticed a slight change in the contents of your purse: Wallet, Kindle, phone, checkbook, address book, chapstick, and toys.
Our family tree
More than a year ago, BE and I made a photo family tree. Both my family and J’s are rather large, and there are some members of our family that we don’t see that often. I wanted to make the family trees for BE (and eventually BC) to help them understand their new family andContinue reading “Our family tree”
I like grandma
BE and BC’s biological grandmother died about a year a half ago. I didn’t find out about it until after the fact, and unfortunately, it was BE’s eight-year-old biological cousin who told her. BE lived with her grandparents for the majority of her life before being placed into foster care. BE and I have talkedContinue reading “I like grandma”