Monthly Archives: July 2017

Well, as you all know…

I started a new job, working with Lutheran Services Carolina with the Unaccompanied Children Transitional Foster Care Program.  Before I applied for the job, I did not take the time to think about the fact that children are crossing the border unaccompanied and undocumented.  Sadly, when those children are apprehended by immigration, they are placed in detention centers. To make a long story short, I wish everyone would take some time to think about the reasons children are making such a long, dangerous trip.

You can do a You Tube search, and you will learn a great deal about the reasons why the children are leaving their countries of origin, the journey they have to endure, and the consequences of their actions once they enter US soil. As Christians you should find it in your heart to at least say a prayer for this vulnerable children, victims of a cruel world.  There are plenty of ways you can help! You can volunteer your time and resources, you can become foster parents for this children, if you are an attorney you can volunteer your services to assist the children through the immigration process, etc.

Just to give you a rough idea…the children entering the states are coming from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador.  Most of them are fleeing violence, gang recruitment, and poverty.  Some of the unaccompanied children are being smuggled and trafficked, some are only 3-4 years old. The majority of those children just want a chance at a descent education, and better future, perhaps a hug and some love.  So, before you judge, and accuse, and point fingers, remember we are all humans, we all make mistakes, and we all deserve to live in peace and have a way to take care of our basic needs.  I am pretty sure that, at least, you can spare a few minutes of your day and say a heart-felt prayer for all those kids…who are placed in detention centers throughout the states…I am pretty sure you all can spread the word, that there is a need for foster parents for this children pro-bono legal representation, and lots of prayer for all.

Click on the link below, it requires one minute, 45 seconds of your day…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxjqa0D9sqY

Always,

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Busy, Busy, Busy

Southport NC

Who knew that after a little bit over a year of being a stay-at-home mom going back to work was going to be so challenging! Challenging in the sense that I do not have extra time to do the things I used to do before.  Things are going great! Kids are becoming more independent by the day, the girl has her driver’s license and she has a car-now all she needs is a job!

We just came back from our vacation at the beach, our destination was, once again, Oak Island in North Carolina and we enjoyed it.  I think that it was the kid’s favorite vacation thus far.  They were able to have some friends with them and they created many super cool memories, it was drama free, and in all honestly it was really good to have all the kids together (well, almost all of them…there were two missing (Devany and Skylar), but maybe one day we can have them all.

We were able to bring Janie’s bestie from Mississippi…it was a surprise for the girl, for her 16th birthday and trust me when I say…it was the best surprise ever.  Mikayla and Janie are two peas in a pod, they are so alike is ridiculous, so they are stuck together like glue every minute of every day since Mikayla’s arrival.  Sadly, she has to go back home this coming Saturday. But, we are more than thankful to Mikayla’s parents for allowing the big surprise to happen and for allowing Mikayla to flight to South Carolina. I will forever be thankful to them!

Now, we have one week left before the big summer event, Devany’s Quinceanera!!!!  So, once the celebration is over we have to start getting ready to go back to school.  This year will be the 1st year that Janie is driving to school (adult-ing) and I am happy and a bit scared about it. I just have to trust my amazing God that He will always look after my kids and protect them from any harm.

J and I are craving an alone getaway…maybe one day…maybe sooner than later, who knows.  Just a few days to unwind and enjoy quiet time.  Once you reach a certain age, you crave quite…and that is exactly what we want. So, soon…coming soon 🙂

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Happy 4th of July

July 4th, 2017…fireworks, grilling, family and…a surprise for my baby girl. In exactly 10 days, my princess will celebrate her 16th birthday.  Today, she received Part 1 of her present…she received a car!!!!  We bought her a Volkswagen, a Bettle to be exact.  We like the fact that is a small car (that way there is not much space for her friends to ride with her, too many teenagers spells trouble!), cheap on gas, and easier to park.

I’ve been blessed with a responsible daughter, not perfect, but pretty good for her age! I am very blessed to have the resources to buy her a car, now the task is to find her a job so she can contribute to her insurance and vehicle expenses. “Adulting” can be a lot of fun, and if one takes the time to teach them at a young age to prioritize, to be responsible, and to save money…the kids should have a pretty good start at it.

I am very blessed to have had the resources to buy her a car, now the task is to find her a job so she can contribute to her insurance and vehicle expenses. “Adulting” can be a lot of fun, and if one takes the time to teach them at a young age to prioritize, to be responsible, and to save money…the kids should have a pretty good start at it.

So, South Carolinians be on the look out…new driver on the road 🙂

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