Sunday, February 26, 2012


Woo Hoo!!!!  My daughter Jennifer (middle)  who lives in Tennessee and attends school at Vanderbilt,  has just been offered a job at UGA.  This is HUGE!  She will graduate with her PhD in December.  The job actually starts in August BUT they are willing to hold the position for her until December.  Thank you Jesus.  We are all so blessed!  I will love having her close and the job is her dream job.  Who would have thought there would be a professor in my family??  NOONE.  I was sure not the one in high school voted most likely to succeed.  Nope.  But God is just that way.  I gave him my life when I was 12 years old.  He works miracles all the time.  Sometime we don't know they are miracles, but time always tells.  Tabitha is on the right and Staisha on the left.  Tabitha graduated UGA with a degree in Social work.  Staisha is still working on hers, with 2 years under her belt at West Ga.  I am so proud of all my children. Destinee just started college and has overcome some major issues.   Some of them are slow at making the right decisions, but they will come around.  Again I'm giving God the Glory, he has made all things fall into place in my life.  Thank you Lord. Again, and Again. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Feel the Love

Hope everyone had a great Valentines day!  I know my kids did.  Candy, Candy, Candy!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Introducing Rebacca

In late December, 2010 a young woman called me.  She explained how she knew me and that by marriage she was distantly related to Keith.  She went on to say that another relative told her that I adopted children.  She then told me she had an almost 1 year old little girl, whom she had been made place in relative care.  The placement wasn't working out and she wanted to know if we would be interested in a placement with this baby.  Now this isn't new, several times I've been blessed with children literally being  given to me.  Of course we went through all the legal paperwork, and was granted guardianship of Rebecca in March.  I thought it would be short term based on what the mother said, but have since learned it's more likely to be permanent as she has had another child in another county and has had that child taken and is in process of having her rights terminated.  AND yes, I did ask for the new baby, but was told NO!  We have too many children.  If it had been up to this particular agency, I wouldn't have Rebecca.  So, she is now 2, and a hand full.  She is very smart, I don't see any delays there.  However she is on the go, climbing, running, jumping, throwing, and any other  physical activity you can imagine.  She has brought a lot of joy to us.  She's physically healthy and rarely sick.  She is talking up a storm and is so funny.  She  and my grandson are only 3 months apart.  They tie for who is the most spoiled.  So I'm 49 and a mother to a 2 year old.  I'm cringing at the thought when someone mistakes me for her grandmother.  Thank goodness for hair color LOL.  Life is funny and so unpredictable.  We were considering taking an older sibling group.  The children who they choose for us just wasn't appropriate for our family.  I can't take children who start fires, sexually act out,  and smoke.  I know that sounds so sad.  It should never get that far.  But it does and there just isn't enough homes able to take all the trouble youth in today's foster care system.  Not to mention all the damage done by drug addicted mothers, alcoholics, and mental illness.

There are times when I ask the Lord, if he's sure I'm on the right path.  It's in my heart to parent and adopt, but society makes it so hard to raise God fearing, respectable adults. Some of the stuff the government is coming up with makes me cringe.  If I had stopped after my last birth child I wouldn't even be aware of some of the stuff being taught to our kids.  Or some of the stuff society demands of them.  Their heads are pumped full of what they NEED, and what is rightfully theirs.  Not just love, food, shelter, clean clothes, education and bible based teaching.  NOPE,  they need, organized sports, cell phones, drivers licence at 16, later curfews, clothes with some name on them, violent games, and any TV they so choose.  Yes, these are some of the issues I've actually had to defend our family from.  Other mothers just don't see things as I do.  I know I'm older, but I think it's society's fault.  More things are acceptable, actually expected. OK I'm gonna stop now.  This is a post about Rebacca. The last picture is of her first day with us.