• Adoption,  Allowing,  Brain Trauma,  Foster Parenting,  Life Coaching,  Parenting,  Special Needs Children

    Miracles Do HAPPEN!!!!!

    I believe in miracles go here and  listen to this amazing song about ordinary miracles. In my family ordinary, everyday miracles happen, because I believe. I don’t even think about it, I just believe. I could not have done that some seventeen years ago, but my life changed. I had, HAD to, believe in ordinary, everyday miracles.  For my kids. I am in Nashville right now.  I have a child, that is legally mine, who is a walking miracle. I read up on google, who is your friend, today about his diagnosis. He should not be alive, let alone, be walking or talking or being anything other than maybe in a…

  • Adoption,  Allowing,  Brain Trauma,  Foster Parenting,  Life Coaching,  Parenting,  Speaking,  Special Needs Children

    When You Never Give Up

    I never give up. When I know deep inside that I am supposed to do something, I do it. My child Friday is like that. He has a long story that no child should have to ever endure. But he did, and he never gave up.  Neither did I. Short synopsis.  He was adopted from a Liberian orphanage at around eight years of age. He was sent back by his adoptive parents to Liberia five years later. Illegal by anyone’s standards. Lots of red tape, custody papers, a flight to get him and he came back.  Became a part of our family.  He is third from the left, in the front row, in…

  • Adoption,  Allowing,  Foster Parenting,  Parenting,  Special Needs Children

    Stronger!

    Islands. We cannot be islands, but there are times when we need to be. My son, Isaiah, or his real name Friday, has at many times needed in his mind to be just that.  He is the one third from the left, front row,  in the photo. An Island. Why? Because too many people had failed him.  Let him down. He felt abandoned.  Alone.  Unloved, Rejected. But strong. You see through his trials, losing his mother, losing his father when he could not provide for him anymore, losing his first adoptive family because they were too young and made mistakes, being sent back, yes “back” to Africa, being in the “interior” a…