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Another New Plan

I wish I could show you how beautiful Flower is. She is stunning, as in model pretty. What is even more beautiful than her appearance is her heart. Her bravery, determination, and positivity. I admire her. Last Friday, she shared... Read More

Solidarity

I sent an email over the weekend to my agency, asking for a plan and some deadlines on this case. There’s a lot going on that I won’t get into, but suffice it to say that I think it’s time... Read More

Mamis

Tonight I got to video chat with the woman who raised Flower when her mother could not. We blessed and praised each other, and I’m surprised at the connection I feel to a woman who is so far away, but... Read More

Who put me in charge?

I’m really struggling and overwhelmed, and I need you to handle this means……. I’m really struggling and overwhelmed and I need you to handle this.  It does NOT mean I need you to call me five times and ask me... Read More

You Can’t Win Them All

Yesterday, we went to what was advertised as a Mexican Independence Day Festival at a local mall. They advertised dancing, bands, maraichis, and food. I expected a carnival, as this mall often has rides set up in the parking lot... Read More

You Can’t Win Them All

Yesterday, we went to what was advertised as a Mexican Independence Day Festival at a local mall. They advertised dancing, bands, maraichis, and food. I expected a carnival, as this mall often has rides set up in the parking lot... Read More

The Choice is Yours, it Always has Been

Loving you Isn’t the right thing to do How can I ever change things that I feel? If I could Baby I’d give you my world How can I When you won’t take it from me? You can go your... Read More

Seedlings

The children that come to me are wilted, root bound, or have root systems so shallow that their hold on this world is tenuous. They are fragile and dry, fearful and bent by the weight of what they carry. Their... Read More

Cautious Optimism

I think we might just be getting into a groove around these parts. All the kids are doing really well, and I’m astounded by Flower’s ability to keep placing one foot in front of the other. She is astoundingly courageous... Read More

Settling In

I realized last night at dinner that it has been only 11 days since Flower moved in. There was such a flurry of activity when she arrived that it feels like longer. We had wardrobes to buy, back to school... Read More