This summer, I will have the privilege of speaking at the Texas Homeschool Coalition Association Conventions in Arlington and The Woodlands. Recently, I shared some thoughts with Kay Orr about my reality of planning.
Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a hopeless romantic. Anne of Green Gables, The Notebook, and Pride & Prejudice are some of favorite movies. As Valentine’s Day approaches every year, I get so excited. You might think it is the anticipation of romance, but actually my love for this holiday has NOTHING to do with romantic love.
I adopted my first son when he was nine months old. From day one he had a runny nose. Not just a regular runny nose, a thick and green runny nose that seemed to permanently hang from his nostrils. It was only a matter of time before the runny nose would lead to an ear infection and the ear infection would lead to antibiotics. Within two weeks of finishing a round of antibiotics, it would start again. Green nose, ear infection, antibiotics… repeat.
I am blessed to have a diverse family. I remember when my nephew said to me, “Aunt Kathy, you sure do have a lot of brown people in your family.” I do, and I am so thankful for it! We have been blessed by adoption with Caucasian children, Latino children and for a few years, a bi-racial daughter. All have brought great joy (and a few challenges) to our lives. Diversity is something to be celebrated. This world would be so boring if we were all the same.