My 13 year old has been watching the events of our nation closely these past few weeks. He asked to share some thoughts. Here they are in his words.
Who are you listening to? How are you learning? In what way are you growing? With Instagram as my go-to social media account, here's a "starter set" of voices you should have in your life.
In high school, I was talking a walk near the intersection of Maynard and Wicklow in my hometown. It's the neighborhood where I grew up with pine trees, beautiful azaleas and modest middle class homes from the mid-70s. But yet, in my very tony suburb, this was considered the poor area part town. But it … Continue reading Thoughts From a Walk and a Time of Lament
Adoption is scary. So many questions, so many concerns. All of the what-ifs. For the child, it could mean leaving the only culture or family they've ever known.
Dear 2012 me, congratulations! You are now the parent of two blonde hair blue-eyed boys. It's July 24 -- your first gotcha day (yeah, yeah, that's a controversial phrase -- but it works for us). Today is the first day of the most thrilling, exhausting, frustrating, scary yet incredibly rewarding adventure you could ever imagine. … Continue reading Seven Reflections on Foster Care and Adoption