Thankful

I always make my kids write thank you notes for the gifts they receive, usually for Christmas and birthdays. BE just had her 9th birthday, so we were working on thank you notes for her friends. For the first time ever, I got a thank you note. I was so happy that she was thoughtfulContinue reading “Thankful”

How to Give up Complaining

I recently committed to give up complaining. I was recently at a meeting of local women writers, and we were asked to share one thing that we could give up. Actually, we were asked to spend some time considering a list of 15 items, and then choose just one that we would commit to focusContinue reading “How to Give up Complaining”

It Finally Happened

Yes, it finally happened, the moment every adoptive parent anticipates, but dreads. The moment your child says he or she wants to live his or her first parents. I knew it would happen, and when BE was mad at me the other day, it did. I’m not even sure what she was mad about; sometimesContinue reading “It Finally Happened”