Walk with our family as we raise six birth children and three adopted children.
Share with us our experiences with over fifty foster children we have loved and lost.
Share our tears and fears, exasperation and frustration, love and laughter, peace and joy that each child has brought into our home and our hearts.
“I Am Worth It!”
Family Preservation Family Support and the Growth and Development of the adopted child towards healing from prior abuse.
In a hundred years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the type of house I lived in, or the kind of clothes I wore. But the world may be much different because I was important in the life of a child.
Tools for Working With (Little) People
and am preparing to take action,
I ask myself, “What tool am I using?”
1. The lowest level is the hammer.
The hammer is an instrument of brute force. It “hammers.” It pounds. Whatever it makes contact with, it dents or breaks or smashes.
2. Next are the pliers.
3. Next, and more of a finesse tool
than the pliers is the screwdriver.
4.The best tool, however, is the brain.
When choosing a tool to work with people we need to ask,
“What lasting effect will this tool have?
Do I just want to get the job done, even if the lasting effects are negative?
Or, will I choose a tool that is effective to get the job done, and has positive, long-range effects?”