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Too Good To Be True

This continues the story of our journey to have a family. The time frame for this chapter of our story is March 2008. If you continue to read along, you will see first hand the reality of how broken the Foster Care system truly is. ____________________ When the battle was won in the last case, I was completely at peace when they ...

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Political Correctness Wins Again

Rise and shine, America! Once again you’ve been had! Political Correctness has won yet again! When will we learn? At this point I am thinking the answer to that question is, “Never”. I was not aware that actually being in the vicinity of Christian symbols was such an overload to the sensibilities of those who are not Christians. Now, a ...

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United We Stand, Divided We Fall

We are nearing the end of the school year, with all the awards ceremonies, field days, game days and other activities. Yesterday my kids brought home an “itinerary” of sort to let the parents know what is going on. The first thing on the list is “Asian Pacific Islander Assembly”. When I read that I could not imagine what in ...

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Loughner Deemed “Not Competent To Stand Trial”

You have absolutely GOT to be kidding me! I should have known. We have reached a point in our society where nothing makes sense anymore! Up is down, right is wrong, wrong is right, white is black, black is white…. and I could go on and on with analogies. However, that will get us nowhere, really. I try to be ...

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I Am So Angry

Once again I am veering off the ongoing saga of our story to adopt children through the Broken Foster Care System. If you’ve already read my Mother’s Day story, you know that our adoptions were finalized in July of 2009. After the adoptions it took some time for the kids to adjust to the fact that they were in fact ...

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Fighting For Another Child

This continues the story of our journey to have a family. The time frame for this chapter of our story is March 2008. If you continue to read along, you will see first hand the reality of how broken the Foster Care system truly is. ____________________ It was hard to pick myself up by my boot-straps and carry on, but it was ...

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Taking A Stand May Mean You Lose Friends

I was put in the position just a couple of nights ago where I had to take a stand. You know the saying, “If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything.” As a very solid supporter of Israel I write articles, tweets, and speak out very boldly of my support for Israel. I had a friend who is ...

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Come Hell or High Water I Will Stand With Israel

I sat watching the “Glenn Beck” show just an hour ago with a mixture of emotions. My city made Glenn Beck’s show once again! Not only did Glenn highlight a news story from our city, but there were other elements that made me stand proud. A church service supporting and honoring Israel was the main topic of the news story. ...

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Do Not Be Afraid

This continues the story of our journey to have a family. The time frame for this chapter of our story is November 2007-March 2008. If you continue to read along, you will see first hand the reality of how broken the Foster Care system truly is. ____________________ When we first heard about the Foster-To-Adopt Program, it had been our intention to adopt a ...

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Excuse Me For Harshing Your Mellow

I am once again taking a detour from our personal story to shake my head in sadness and disgust. We really have reached a very sad point in our country. In trying to get as many voices as possible to join me in speaking out for these voiceless children I have been posting the link to this series in several ...

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Jumping Head First In The Fight For My Children

This continues the story of our journey to have a family. The time frame for this chapter of our story is October -November 2007. If you continue to read along, you will see first hand the reality of how broken the Foster Care system truly is. ____________________ Our October court hearing was supposed to be a pre-trial hearing for the Termination of ...

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Mother’s Day- Mourning Turned To Joy

On today- Mother’s Day- I dedicate this to all ladies who long to be a mommy but their dreams have not yet been fulfilled. I know the pain of Mother’s Day when your heart desperately longs to hold your child in your arms but you have not been given that opportunity. I pray that you will continue to read this ...

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An Open Letter To All Senators, Congressmen and Governors

I am going to take a small detour from the continuing story of our journey through the Foster Care system to address you, Sir and Madam- our elected officials.  You are the ones who have to make the changes necessary in this Broken System. While I do not mind at all sharing our personal story, the main goal of this ...

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Words Really Do Make A Difference

What a difference the choice of wording makes! On September 14, at Ground Zero, President George W. Bush declared: “I can hear you! I can hear you! The rest of the world hears you! And the people — and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!” Simple words from the heart and soul of ...

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Our True Battle Begins

This continues the story of our journey to have a family. The time frame for this chapter of our story is September 2007. If you continue to read along, you will see first hand the reality of how broken the Foster Care system truly is. ____________________ It was not even a full month after we first received these two beautiful little boys ...

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