Forever Family: voices, young and old

The Diner

a friend told me she saw a girl that could have been my sister
i rushed down to the diner but unfortunately missed her
so everyday after school i grabbed myself a table
and waited like a desperate fool as long as i was able
and after several weeks of that i've written off the place
for no one there or anywhere is serving up my face

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Forever Family: 5 from my Tribe 5/26/17

BrightSide:  Why is this called 5 from my Tribe?

[blink, blink]

BrightSide:  Why don’t we do four questions?  There’s four of us –

T-man:  That’s what I was wondering!

me:  You would bring that up.

Bear:  Dad!  Because five rhymes with tribe!

BrightSide:  Five, tribe – well, it’s a slant rhyme…

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Yep, we were off to a roaring start that night.

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Forever Family: from the inside out

If you’ll bear with me for one moment, I’ve gotta do a bit of shameless mama bragging on these kids o’ mine.

These babes are the bomb diggity.  They’re smart, funny, talented, and beautiful by any measure.  When they’re unhappy it’s palpable. When they’re happy, joy radiates from them like warmth from the sun.

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Forever Family: 5 from my Tribe 4/28/17

I’m excited to introduce a new feature to Riddle from the Middle called 5 from my Tribe.  I’ve loved interviewing the kids so I thought hey, wouldn’t it be fun to involve the whole family, and I was right!  (It happens.)  We had the best time on Wednesday evening, sitting around the table, pulling five questions from the bag and taking turns answering them over dinner.

Some were thought provoking, some just for fun, but the most important part was how much we enjoyed spending time together.  Good times.

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Forever Family: adoptees’ voices

I’ve tried to approach Forever Family posts from different viewpoints, to make them a diverse look at adoption issues overall.  But in the end they’ve naturally been written from an adoptive parent’s perspective (aka mine).  Even my posts discussing things the kids struggle with are still second hand – my interpretation of their experience. 

I thought I might look for some firsthand resources to explore today.

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