It's been 12 years ago today since you left our earthly family to be with our Blessed Father. As you walk with the angels and watch over us please know I miss you more then ever.
Friday, December 11, 2009
I recently wrote about the presentation I give in the girls school on acceptance, cultural diversity, adoption and fostering. Well, God is so good. The girls had their performance Tuesday night for Christmas. The family that sat behind us has a little girl in Genvieve's class. This is the 2nd year they have been together. She also is in foster care and has been for about 3 yrs now. There is her and 3 sisters. They have been very blessed to be with the same family and not have to be bounced around. I have know about this since last year. After my presentation in her class a couple of weeks ago, she came up to me and said, " Mrs. ... I am in foster care." I told her I knew. She said it doesn't matter does it? I told her no and gave my usual hug to her. I've always a had a soft spot for her anyway. Back to Tuesday. Her mother told me at the concert that A.... came up to her and told her all about the presentation and how good it made her feel. I smiled and told her how glad I was that it made her smile. The mom then went on to tell me that her and the dad have been going back and forth about whether they were capable financially to adopt all 4 girls. They decided to put it in God's hands and started the process. It should be complete by the end of January. The tears started to flow. I don't think I could have been any happier for that family if they told me I had won the lottery. What a great God we serve if we just follow his lead. So, yes everything we do makes a difference. Just pray every day it's a positive difference you make.
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009
On this date 6 yrs ago this precious little girl was born. I was in Beijing waiting for my life to be changed forever. I was adopting Genevieve at the time. 6 yrs ago a mommy made a really really tough decision. A decision that would not only change her life but ours as well. Because form the moment I first saw her face I knew she was my daughter and I would stop at nothing to get our paper work handled to make it legal. After all she was born in my heart on October 16th, 2005 when I first saw her. Her bestest GeGe in the whole world. At one point in her life he was her whole world and nothing or no-one mattered, but him.
I have been doing presentations at the girls school on diversity, acceptance and the differences in families. This all came about when a little boy insisted to Genevieve that her dad could not be her dad because he was brown and she was not. Then another child insisted that she couldn't do fireworks because that was an American holiday and she was not an American but a Chinese. Well after a few of the teachers got wind of my presentation I did they wanted the same for their classrooms. What a great way to educate our young'uns.
When I do it, I read "The Family Book" by Todd Parr. I also bring in our foster kitties we have that week. I talk to the kids about how they all came from a different mommy and daddy but they are all still family. The play together, snuggle together and take care of each other. I also tell the kids about a "four letter word". LOVE The most important thing to make up a family. If you have that, it's all good. So we talk further about adoption and fostering.
The kids really relate well to the kitties and seem to understand a little better that way. Every class I have been in so far has either a foster child in it or an adopted kid in it or both.
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