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Updated: 2018-04-18T19:07:35.994-05:00

 



So well said, and so true. I have learned so much...

2010-03-15T12:45:57.570-06:00

So well said, and so true. I have learned so much about myself, and have grown SO much as person since becoming a foster parent. I agree...it has made me irritated by the rest of the world's intollerance....and yet, not long ago, I wasn't much different. I hope that my own children will grow up knowing early on how to love everyone, and that things aren't perfect, but we are ALL God's children.



Wow! I couldn't have said it better Claudia. A...

2010-03-13T20:11:02.259-06:00

Wow! I couldn't have said it better Claudia. As you know, we are in a struggling time right now and I am amazed at the easy answers that many have given me to that struggle. Many these last few days have said to me that they could NEVER do what we would do to help our child..why not? My boys have made me more compassionate to and reminded me that life struggles don't have easy answers. My boys have made me run to my Jesus with arms wide open and completely have fallen in love with my Lord. My boys have pushed me to places I had to be and didn't think I was capable of doing.

It is very very hard right now. VERY hard. Would I trade it...if I say no...would I really?? I would love some peace and quiet and less hyperactivity and less paranoia in our house..yes...but would I trade it? That would mean I would have to trade in my boys and as crazy as they make me some days...I cannot imagine my life without them. So..I guess I would not trade my life for something different.

Thank you Jason and Steven for MAKING me to live too with my eyes wide open.

On and PS..all my high school and college friends who act "as if"they have a normal life..are probably lying to themselves!! I can now sometimes see through the lies..thanks to my boys!



well said, well said indeed!

2010-03-12T10:12:02.697-06:00

well said, well said indeed!



Good thoughts today, Claudia. So glad you're ...

2010-03-12T09:17:16.505-06:00

Good thoughts today, Claudia. So glad you're feeling better, too!



So well said. And your comment about inviting &qu...

2010-03-12T09:17:16.506-06:00

So well said. And your comment about inviting "those people" into your circle is compelling and real. I found it interesting that there were friends I 'lost' when I made this change. Frankly,I am not sure they were really that big a loss. I liked them and all that but I *love* my kids. And I have made new friends who get our family and who don't think I am off my rocker (or at least don't SAY it!) LOL



Things like FB only put the best foot forward. Un...

2010-03-12T09:07:11.575-06:00

Things like FB only put the best foot forward. Unless you truly know someone (which is a downfall of all this social networking stuff for this upcoming generation -- how can you really KNOW someone via computer only)we only know what they want us to know.

I would suggest that each one of those normal appearing families have also been tested to the limits of their personal strengths and weaknesses. Sex, drugs, alcohol, violence and crime does not live only in those affected by poverty, drugs, foster care/adoption/etc. All those things happen every day in "normal" homes...they just aren't talked about.

I grew up in an affluent society in eastern Ohio right across "the tracks" from the economically poor abandoned steel-factory, drug ravaged, mafia controled part of town and saw my share of million dollar families broken by sex, drugs and violence and just as many poor families who struggeld with the same things. Don't let the facade of facebook fool you.

Our world is sinful through and through and sin permeates every crevis of our being whether we are in the have or have-not groups.

sorry for the book! :)



Amen.

2010-03-12T07:24:27.174-06:00

Amen.