Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Only dfcs* could make Christmas so merry.
We received a letter in the mail today. Extraordinarily timed with the fact that they are closed on Fridays. So of course they can put off the inevitable questions for just a few more days.
It seems our county is broke. In essence, it says you will only be paid per diam and 100.00 FOR THE YEAR for clothing. No diapers, wipes,clothing, shoes, socks,coats, no mileage for transport all over creation for dr appts, visitation, therapies, court or hearings or meetings. No car seats. Oh, and get this, we used to be able to spend 25.00 whole dollars on Birthday presents/party for them. Now, no more.So please pay for all these items out of the per diam sent to you months after it should have been sent to you. ( I added that part)But it's true.
Because we only take babies & toddlers. I don't have to tell you how many diapers and wipes they go thru monthly or how fast they grow. 100.00 is nothing when you bring home a baby that outgrows everything in days or weeks. FORMULA & Food. Don't get me started. Yes, 10.00 a day will cover all that. Don't worry I'm sure we want have even more fosterparents dropping out. Since this is a money making transaction, It will only cut into my profit margin a little. (that's a joke people) Now it will only cost me 300.00 a month to be a fostrparent.
I can see their new recruiting drive will bring people in droves.
This is never ending....
Merry Christmas to you too dfcs* and thanks for those wonderful dollar store* gifts for the kiddos this year. They'll be loved and broken all in 30 minutes.
No, I'm not angry at all. Why do you ask?
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
My husband, I love him, I love him more 'en my books. I swear I do.
This man ordered me this
for you who read and read you know what this is.
I can now carry in my little clutches a thousand books to read at my whim!
He soooooo romantically preordered this baby months ago. Now it is sold out til mid January. But I have it in my hot little hands right now, getting ready to turn in with my new BOOKS!
I so lovvvvvvvvvvve this man
P.s Did I tell you I have a Barnes & Noble Nook? I do! I think this makes up for the Mrs. Beasley I would have died for, but never got. Maybe.
Friday, December 04, 2009
I've been informed by commenters, well intending S.W's, friends who didn't know any better or my story(s) regarding our adoptions, in particular how "lucky" we've been to get 2 babies dropped in our laps to adopt. They said we had an "easy road". I've never seen that in adoption, so I wouldn't know. I've always struggled with what to say to these people. It's impossible to tell a life time of heartache, problems,trials, finances, hardships, ect, ect. So I choose not to go into detail on any of it 99.9% of the time. Even here, I don't think I've ever went into huge lengthy detail of all we have gone through in either of our adoptions. A friend sent me this today that kinda says it perfectly in regard to this particular area of our lives. One phrase in particular is this:
"The problem I have with haters is that they see my glory, but they don't know my story....
If the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, you can rest assured that the water bill is higher there too! "
(I don't care for the word "haters" in this instance, but it's part of the poem)
Would you like to see all the poem? Sure you would.
I found it very interesting. Maybe you will too.
*By the way, the two paragraphs above is all that spoke to me about our adoptions. I'm sure it speaks to different people at different places in their lives.
By Maya Angelou
A hater is someone who is jealous and envious and spends all their time trying to make you look small so they can look tall.
They are very negative people to say the least. Nothing is ever good enough!
When you make your mark, you will always attract some haters...That's why you have to be careful with whom you share your blessings and your dreams, because some folk can't handle seeing you blessed...
It's dangerous to be like somebody else.... If God wanted you to be like somebody else, He would have given you what He gave them! Right?
*You never know what people have gone through to get what they have...
The problem I have with haters is that they see my glory, but they don't know my story....
If the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, you can rest assured that the water bill is higher there too!*
We've all got some haters among us!
Some people envy you because you can:
a) Have a relationship with God
b) Light up a room when you walk in
c) Start your own business
d) Tell a man/woman to hit the curb (if he/she isn't about the right thing)
e) you are a strong person and don't let people run you over
f) you have a strong and loving marriage and they can't get in-between spouses to spoil it
Haters can't stand to see you happy.
Haters will never want to see you succeed.
Most of our haters are people who are supposed to be on our side (like some family and friends).
How do you handle your undercover haters?
You can handle these haters by: 1. Knowing who you are & who your true friends are *(VERY IMPORTANT!!)
2. Having a purpose to your life: Purpose does not mean having a job. You can have a job and still be unfulfilled.A purpose is having a clear sense of what God has called you to be.Your purpose is not defined by what others think about you.
3. By remembering that what you have is by divine prerogative and not human manipulation.Fulfill your dreams!
You only have one life to live...when its your time to leave this earth, you want to be able to say, 'I've lived my life and fulfilled my dreams, Now I'm ready to go HOME!
When God gives you favor, you can tell your haters, 'Don't look at me...Look at who is in charge of me...
BUT most of all don't become a HATER!'
A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ that a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'
Have you heard this one before? What did you think?