As I wrote yesterday, last evening was an emotional one with tears shed as information was shared and erroneous statements uncovered. As parents, we want to protect our children as best we can, wanting to keep certain facts and information to ourselves so the hurts and pains of the past remain where we’d like them,… Continue reading Shocked, but Not Really Surprised
It was an emotional evening and I am thoroughly drained. All I have to say for today is it is hard being a parent. Some days it can be even harder as an adoptive parent. It was that kind of an evening. Emotional and cathartic and much much more all at the same time. Until… Continue reading Emotional Evening
Why is Picture Placement so Challenging?
As I walk around our home, I have missed seeing many of the pictures we had hanging, or were displayed, throughout our former home. They were always a comfort as many were either pictures I had taken of our kids, their artwork we had framed, or paintings/photographs done by friends of ours. To me, nothing… Continue reading Why is Picture Placement so Challenging?
This Bible Verse is on My Mind
Few know of my religious background or my beliefs. Mainly this is because I’m a fairly private person and I’m respectful of the religious beliefs of others. I would characterize myself as more of a spiritual person over a religious person. The person I speak to the most on religious questions is my mom. Her… Continue reading This Bible Verse is on My Mind
ACEs and Resilience
Today the movie Resilience was streaming free if one had reserved a ticket to do so in advance. Many of my coworkers had spoken highly of the short documentary. It is about Adverse Childhood Experiences and resilience in the face of adversity. The documentary was good, but in a bad way. I say good because… Continue reading ACEs and Resilience
Is Coronavirus God’s Punishment?
Hurricane Katrina, HIV/AIDS, Hurricane Sandy, Haitian earthquake, 9/11, Sandy Hook, and so many other tragedies, have had religious leaders calling them God’s wrath for a multitude of sins by certain citizens of the countries affected. Now add Coronavirus COVID-19 to this list of tragedies as an act of God’s wrath. With Coronavirus now on the… Continue reading Is Coronavirus God’s Punishment?
Choose: Grandma or the Economy
Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick essentially said as much to Fox So-called “News” earlier today, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. He said he would be willing to take his chances, and believes many other older people would join him in taking the chance of getting the Coronavirus. They would take this chance to allow everyone to… Continue reading Choose: Grandma or the Economy
For the First Time, I’m Afraid of a Virus II
A couple of days ago I wrote Part I of this post. Boy what a couple of days will do in a pandemic! A couple of days ago, we had fewer than 1,000 cases nationwide. A few days ago, we had fewer than 50 deaths nationwide. A few days ago, we had fewer than 10… Continue reading For the First Time, I’m Afraid of a Virus II
There is much I want to write about, but I’m still recovering emotionally from yesterday. Besides, the most important thing to write about after yesterday’s events is our grandson. Thankfully, he made it through the surgery and is in stable condition. Today and tomorrow are the most critical days as his chest is still open… Continue reading Grandson Update
Today Started in the Worst Way
The alarm went off at 5:15. My husband and I got up to start getting ready for work. I checked my phone for any overnight messages only to see we had missed a message from our oldest son. It said his son, our new six-week old grandson, Osiris, was in the hospital in critical condition.… Continue reading Today Started in the Worst Way