Posts Tagged: family issues

Finally Finalizing

20Mar2018 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

May is a good month for my family. In May 2014, this happened: And now, FOUR years, four attorneys, a couple of home studies and enough Ugandan paperwork to reach the peak of Mt. Stanley LATER… We finally, finally have our court date to finalize our daughter’s adoption! None of us ever expected it to take… Read more »

Memorial Stones

6Jul2017 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

In the Old Testament of the Bible, people were encouraged to make memorials at places where God did miraculous things. Often, these were made of stone and meant to be permanent reminders for future generations of what God had done in that place. I think we are wise to create similar memorials in our own lives, whether… Read more »

Why My Teens Can’t Get a Job

17Dec2016 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

I’m venting tonight because I can, and because I know that I am not the only parent who has dealt with this particular set of problems. You know what makes my blood boil? Teenagers who beg you to let them get a job somewhere, but then only halfway do their work around the house. (Don’t… Read more »

On Being Seen

2Nov2016 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

Everyone knows I’m an introvert. Well, almost everyone. I’ve had a few people say that they wouldn’t have pegged me as one because I’m funny, I like to go places and host parties. All that is true, but if I don’t have downtime to recharge my batteries, I get into a bad place, emotionally and… Read more »

Debating the Debate

26Sep2016 Filed under: blah-blah-blog

My husband is 100% sure he’s watching Clinton and Trump debate tonight, but I’m slow to commit. I think it might be more enjoyable to clean the hair out of the bathtub drain, strand-by-strand with a pair of tweezers. This whole election cycle has felt particularly exhausting. I honestly don’t feel like listening to Trump… Read more »