Great Lies I Tell: Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, Elvis, & Jesus 3
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Great Lies I Tell: Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, Elvis, & Jesus

I tell great lies, crazy unbelievable tales, no sane person would believe, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, Elvis, and Jesus.  These stories are far-fetched, to say the least, but my children who trust me, they believe. Don’t you dare? Don’t even start with me, missy! Puh-lease! You know you do it, your face will stick like that, the Tooth-Fairy, and The Great Pumpkin?  Well, that last one isn’t a thing, but the others… All the great moms lie.  And if …

BIG NEWS! The Easy Wife and #codenamecharlie 1

BIG NEWS! The Easy Wife and #codenamecharlie

God Forgot… Day 31 of Write 31 Days Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: God Forgot No, He didn’t. He heard. He hears. The bottom line is, He moves how He moves and He saves how He saves. We cannot “make” Him do anything.  Although, I have wasted the better part of 40 years trying to navigate Him with my good works or lamenting His hatred of me when I have failed. I am sad I misunderstood. I regret the …

Are You His Real Mom?

Are You His Real Mom?

Day 30 Write 31 Days Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: Are you His Real Mom? On October 31, tomorrow at 1:00 we will finalize the adoption of our long-term foster placement, “Charlie.” Every foster to adopt story begins with a horrific tragedy. And while tomorrow will be a joyous occasion for our family, it is markedly a day of loss. A day that legally changes names, but not bloodlines, not the generations.  One of my least favorite questions is, …

Real Mom: A Heart Story

Real Mom: A Heart Story

(Originally Posted Jan 2016) Today is the anniversary of the birth of my real motherhood. The delivery was painful, joyful, and earth shattering. I had given birth four times before. I had miscarried once.  I have a negative threshold for physical pain – I had 4 failed epidurals. Well, one completely numbed my right foot, but that’s another story. Four years ago today we drove five hours away to pick up a 10-day-old baby boy.  To those who had cared …

A little boy not pictured...fast asleep

A little boy not pictured…fast asleep

I have a favorite picture from 2015. As much as I love this picture, the things unseen in the photograph are a bigger part of this picture I love so much. On the other side of the shot, taken with my iPhone, is me.  Me, the mother of the five children. Pictured are our four biological children and our adopted son.  And in the stroller right next to me, is a little boy not pictured… fast asleep. At the moment this …

Real Mom 8

Real Mom

Today is the anniversary of the birth of my real motherhood. The delivery was painful, joyful, and earth shattering. I had given birth four times before. I had miscarried once.  I have a negative threshold for physical pain – I had 4 failed epidurals. Well, one completely numbed my right foot, but that’s another story. Four years ago today we drove five hours away to pick up a 10-day-old baby boy.  To those who had cared for him, he was …