Early morning sunrise streams in from behind cracked curtains and I see him.
I see him walk out in the snow to the shed, his jacket too thin for the bitter cold, his worn boots unlaced where underneath his heels broke free, and his socks were worn holey.
He hadn't eaten breakfast.
He didn't make his lunch.
I knew better than to ask if he had brushed his teeth because I already knew the answer. After ten years you know the answer.
At first glance, I thought “What a mess! Lord if you can do anything with this...”
I awoke this morning to the sound of my teenager opening the door to go check the mail as he was anxiously awaiting the arrival of a package that contained a game he had ordered. Oh, to be that way again. When my world involved carefree playing, socializing with friends, and time itself seemed to crawl as I anticipated an event, or like him, the arrival of something my life would just simply end
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown
Yesterday at the doctor's office my son and I sat in the waiting room reading. An older gentleman wanting to talk continued to interrupt us as we read. He told us about having to get his gallbladder out, that he was a farmer and how hard it was to get his crops to grow this time of year. I have to admit it was a little aggravating. Then he said something that grabbed my attention. He asked my
Updated 05-09-2011 at 11:52 PM by juliemooreonlife
A book is usually chunked across the room when Christian, 2 years old, doesn’t want to read a certain book. He’ll take a look at it and then yell, “NO!” and the book, no fault of its own goes flying through the air landing with a hard crash. Give Christian a book he wants to read and he’ll take his time with it and carefully look at every page but books beware if Christian is in no mood to read you!
Christian (name changed to protect privacy) is one of the foster children that I