"Common Ground": my little corner of the blogosphere where I talk (a lot-wink) about the things that matter most to me: My relationship with my Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, homeschooling, adoption, homemaking, parenting, "spousing." (yeah, yeah....I know that's not a word.....I made it up-it’s my blog-I can do things like that! Ha!)

Since my life isn’t all that different from yours, hopefully we can find some COMMON GROUND & learn from each other. Please share your thoughts!

Through the Lords’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.

They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness!
Lam. 3: 22 & 23

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I Warned You!!!

Still more adoption “stuff.”

Ana has developed an interest in American History (like her mommy-yeah!!!)

She reads just about any fiction book on her level she can get her hands on that focuses on this.

A series she has started to really enjoy is the “Orphan Train” series.

These books are based in fact (there really were “Orphan Trains” in the 1850-1870’s).

Kids were sent west to be adopted from big cities on the east coast.

Good topic of books for our family, right?

Weeeellllll…….yes, but they HAVE produced waaaay more confusion/emotion/sorrow than I bargained for from Ana.

(I had read a bunch of books in this series, but it has been a while)

She was horribly upset that three siblings were separated.

But, it was sooooo good for her & I!

We were able to talk about how hard it must have been for Ruth
& Natty’s Birthmama to say goodby.

We were able to broach the topic of it being their choice to search for bio-family….
We were able to talk about how much Ana wants to adopt one day, too.

Through these types of conversations, we are carving out beginnings of conversations I hope to continue with her (& the rest of the kids) throughout their childhoods, young adulthoods, & adulthood.

Does that make sense?

I don’t want “off limits” conversations as they get older.

I want them to feel free to come to us-NO MATTER WHAT THEY ARE THINKING/FEELING.

I have begun to pray for this, as well.

Would you join me in this prayer? (for my kids & for your own!)

1 comment:

Tina said...

Have you read Out of the Dust? Nothing to do with Orphans, it's historical ficition set in diary-style writing about a girl in the dust bowl era who badly burns her hand and has to learn to deal with it and the other consequences that comes along with it. Very good. But you should read it first...it only took me one afternoon.

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