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Month: April, 2015

A Road Without A Map

Adopting children is a wonderful way to fill a childless gap. It must be hard for the children who don’t know where they’re from. What makes this memorable is the fact you know what Brandon is going through having been there.

Bleeding Hearts.

Last night my daughter had her Senior Prom. She’s been dating her boyfriend, Brandon, for about  a year. They fell in love last summer during a trip to Japan they both went on with other students from their school. Brandon is a great kid, and he also happens to be a Korean-born adoptee. 

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So, before prom began, parents came to our house to take pictures. I had the opportunity to spend some time talking with his mother. Brandon is the middle of three children, each adopted from different regions in Korea. His mother isn’t aware of my personal views, only that I am an adoptee and a birthmother. Brandon is a talented musician, a drummer, and he writes his own music. He was drawn to music without his parents urging because they didn’t and couldn’t have known themselves. His mother and I were discussing this incredible talent, and I saw…

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Just One Foot

I’m sharing this as it’s beautiful and amazing.

Source of Inspiration

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I stand on one foot
being careful not to fall
I have two feet
but only use one
making my journey
very hard.

I close my eyes
and can not see
stumble here and there
making my journey
very hard.

I can hear but do not listen
speak but don’t think before I do.
So many possibilities have I
yet continue on a journey
make hard
by using
what God
has given me.

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Did but didn’t have to

Love this, we don’t have to do anything for anyone but when we do it makes life less painful for others and spreads a little warmth.

HARD TO IMAGINE

Could never have put it better myself, a big thank you from me as well to all of my friends on here.

And on the Eighth Day, God said …

I just wish I could share photos like this, with a story tying them together.

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LET THERE BE BLOGGERS!

And Men and Women – old, young, tall, short, fat, thin – of all races and creeds came from many varied  and far-reaching lands and formed a World Within a World.

And God called them Bloggers and was pleased.

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But sometimes the Bloggers were confused.

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And sometimes they were sad.

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And sometimes they made God frown.

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But God’s forgiveness is always sweet.

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And so, my children, please come forthwith to our World Within a World, which we call the Blogosphere, and henceforth may ye create.

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The above post is in response to Marilyn Armstrong’s A Serendipitous Photo Story Prompt.”  Join the fun – post a photo and write a story, then link back to Marilyn Armstrong’s post.  The more, the merrier!

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Look, I don’t want to be the one to have to tell you this…

While these aren’t my opinions they are valid (I think)!

Pouring My Art Out

… but tattoos, mini skirts, skinny jeans and crop-tops all look better on young, fit, attractive people…

Hey, we were all thinking it… I am just the only one with the guts to say it out loud…

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If I knew then . . .

We should all take time out to listen, watch and enjoy our children. They grow so fast we don’t have long.

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When my kids were small I was a full time student. I rushed them to childcare, attended classes all day with care-free twenty-somethings, picked up my kiddos, raced home and then stuffed them with five minutes meals. Bath time was followed by bedtime and all the while I scolded hurry, hurry, hurry!  I studied all night, and after a few hours of sleep dragged myself out of bed, and poured milk with my eyes closed into waiting bowls of cheerios. Enjoying the moment seemed an impossible goal as my brain was always calculating hours of study versus hours of sleep. No matter how I tried, I could never get enough of either.  In those early years of parenting, functioning in a state of exhaustion seemed to be a way of life.

When I finally graduated with a degree in Accounting at twenty-three, my children were just five and four…

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“This is a Man’s World?” Says Who?

I agree with this wholeheartedly, if you don’t then please keep it to yourself.

Shade But No Shade

Today is a two-fer! First time in my blogging history that I’ve done this. I think you deserve it.

Anywho, You know the song. If not, you can check it out here. Yet even James Brown knew a man is lost without a woman.

However, You hear it all the time.

Men dust the dirt off their shoulders every time because they believe it.

Us women, we just

It is a terrible debate that was probably leaked after the “Eve came from Adam’s rib” blurb.

It lead most men to do such things and hold the world they claim to own over their heads. Men cheat possibly because the ratio of women to men is greater than it is men to women? A man can have 5 girls while a woman will have 1, maybe 2. Hmmmm……

Back then it was pretty clear to see that men were…

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Magnificent Mustang

Just a simple action but so well done and what an achievement, I bet you do feel very proud of her. Glad to hear that “doing the right thing” is still recognised as a result.

Sarcastic Saturday!

Wonderful, hilarious and we all need some sarcasm to keep us sane

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So, Saturday it is and as I said in my previous post, I am in a very humorous mood as finally will get one day for relaxing.

As, I am in a very sarcastic mood so thought to share again, some recent sarcasm images which I like. Hope you all will have a little bit of smile on your face and start enjoying your WEEKEND!!!!

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And finally, for the weekend..!!!!!

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Hope, you will have a great weekend ahead.!!!

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