July Is Coming

It seems like the more that happens in my life, the more I can't talk about it. I wish I could tell it all but, as I said in the very beginning, I write what I'm lead as I am led to. July is coming fast.  I have been gearing up for it since May. …

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Bonus Mom Belittling

The Bible says, "Some men's sins are clearly evident, preceding them to judgment, but those of some men follow later.  Likewise, the good works of some are clearly evident, and those that are otherwise cannot be hidden." (1Timothy 5:24-25) I sometimes feel like that with my bonus children; like my good works are not seen …

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Something About Forgiveness

Forgiveness...freeing relief. It was a hard weekend.  We had a full house. Our Bella is a few weeks shy of being adult. We also have two teenage boys, our seven-year old, and our infant. We had a lot of life in just a few days. Our almost grown daughter is EXACTLY like her mother except …

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Bella’s Graduation

She's finished! That's it! Part one of our state's child support mandate has been completed. The second part, turning 18, won't come into fruition until later this year. I screamed and hollered at Bella's graduation. I cheered as loud as I dared while wearing my 3 month old, however, I had to be honest as …

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Jazmine’s Tears

Twice today, my child came to me crying. Jazmine's tears are not new to me but why she was shedding them bothered me greatly. I, just like any other parent, can tell by the tenor of her cry, that it was a serious emotional pain and not a physical one but she cried like she …

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I Miss My Daughter…

Do not be alarmed. Jazmine is fine. She is healthy and I know exactly where she is. She is in the bedroom next to mine, sound asleep with her cousin. She went to bed clean and with a full belly.With the exception of five days straight earlier this month, we have occupied the same space …

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