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What A Difference a Judge Makes

At 3:45pm my phone rang. It was Adopted Son. “Mama! The judge said I HAVE to stay with you and go to school, or he’s sending me back to jail! Can I?” was his opening line. Relief doesn’t begin to describe how I felt just hearing his voice. I...

Dissonance In the Melody of Life

Adopted Son achieved a small victory yesterday. He chose to keep his cool instead of giving in to the urge to beat the crap out of someone provoking him at school. Even after he got home, his contained rage was still palpable, so when I asked, “How was your...

Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine

Yes, I know I’m dating myself with that title, but I’ve been waiting 11 years for summer breezes (ok, spring breezes, because I’m not into 100 degree Oklahoma breezes, thank you very much) to make me feel fine in this house of mine, but this year, I...

Doing What I Can

This week has been a trip. And, as you might have noticed, I haven’t been ‘around’. Several ‘big’ things have happened this week, but the ‘biggest’ has been the addition of a kid to our household. To make a very long story...

Will You Be a Johnny Today?

A special thank you to my friend, Tracy, for sending me this inspiring true story.Watch this video.So many of you are Johnnies for me and you don’t even know it. Thank you.