time alone with paige this week was awesome...
with all the world brings teens, a girl needs to be with her momma and eat some good food.
and the best way we've found to spend special time with each of the girls is to have 'alone time' with each of them once a week. for paige, well, it was food and talk!
two words...HOT WINGS
and you can see how stinking excited she was the i took her pic in WINGS...she's such a teen
then considered the grease (and were thankful we ordered salad too)
then i cursed the grease (even using my "momma's not kidding face")
we actually even ordered a sippy sip...
(in this fam, we always order water when we go out to save money)
and with it all came my fav erin k who was hostessing!! woot woot!
(she's one of my girls from HS ministry who has graduated...you can see that my mentoring is really doing amazing work!)
and in the end, we didn't solve the world's problems, but we had fun.
we talked. we laughed. we did mom and daughter together.
and i was fulfilled and reminded that my daughter is truly a gift from God.
November is National Adoption Awareness Month
research shows that 90% of americans support adoption and 64% have a personal connection with adoption. it's not that weird anymore!
adoption myths and realities...a must read...so take a look!
myth: there are very few babies placed for adoption each year.
reality: 20,000 or more babies are placed each year in the US for adoption, as many or more than the number of international adoptions yearly.
a great read for those who have adopted or are curious is
a great little mag called Adoptive Families.