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I am a wife, daughter, mother, bilingual teacher, poet, author, women's Bible study teacher, world traveler, orphan advocate, and an adoptive mother.  Our adoption journey has been filled with a lot of hurt and loss, along with even more hope, grace, and healing.  Through it we have experienced more of God than we ever bargained for and have watched Him miraculously redeem our story when we surrendered all the broken pieces to Him.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014


Gotta brag on my "little one" (who will be thirteen in just a few weeks). They did a new kind of achievement testing in the district this year to see where each student lies in comparison to other students their age who took the same test at the same time.  My son may be a disorganized mess here at home, but he sure is a smart cookie. From what I can read from the reports, it looks like he's testing at least two grade levels above in Math and 3-4 grade levels above in Reading.  He must have gotten the Mathematical abilities from his dad, but I still keep telling him that his Mom made him smart in Reading because I have read with him so much. (And yes, we STILL read together at night whenever we find a good book).

I tell my Pre-K parents all the time that the best thing they can do for their kids is to read to them. Every day. It really does make a difference!

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