I notice how many people post, via social media, about the injustice in the world...the inequality...the unfair treatment of others. I can feel your outrage as the innocent and ordinary are often trampled by the powerful and self important. Rights are snatched away based on age, gender, race... The World can be a cold and … Continue reading Be the Change
Foster Parenting: a true and ernest path for some...a Mission of Hope and Healing for those who are called. The road traveled, often paved with frustration, heartache and tears allows foster parents to play an integral part in the permanency for foster children. They choose the rocky road because, within themselves, they discover something stronger... … Continue reading Amber’s Mom
May is Foster Parent Appreciation month. I am not quite sure why every month is not. I surmise that to truly appreciate foster parents, you must understand what it is that they do. This month, each blog will focus on the impact made by a foster parent. Foster parents take in children who have been … Continue reading A Month of Appreciation
Yesterday I felt Alive! It was an amazing feeling all but forgotten in the past two months. Now, I felt many things during this brief period of recovery: mostly grateful...to be among the living. I went on with my daily life. But the ever present spectre of unease clung to my neck like an exotic … Continue reading Feeling Alive
It's Easter Sunday. Women and girls wear their new spring dresses. Many go to church to celebrate a risen King. Some stay home with family, cooking up Easter staples like Ham, macaroni and cheese, sweet potato casserole, deviled eggs and other treats traditional to each family. Children wake up Easter morning to dash into the … Continue reading Does the Bunny know Where I Am?
I loved the Pixar movie, "Finding Nemo" and my favorite character was Dory, the optimistic fish with short term memory loss. She made so many mistakes, resulting in multiple set backs on her journey as a result of this disability. However, instead of getting discouraged, depressed or disillusioned, her motto was, "Just Keep Swimming". I … Continue reading Just Keep Swimming
I read an article today detailing the negative effects of secondary stress on child protective service workers. Of course the information came as no surprise to me, having lived that life for over two decades. I did feel gratified, however, that research bears out what we already knew: dealing with trauma day in and day … Continue reading Insomnia: Too Much Noise