Tuesday, December 13, 2005


As of this moment my Christmas shopping is done. Now we just have cards to get out with Christmas letter..

I’m plodding through my day, mood getting better with everything I cross off my to do list.... and the consistent trick to avoiding burnout, I have learned, is to focus on the right things. I have to focus on the kids and doing what I can to get them home. I can’t focus on the families, nor can I focus on the system. I have to reduce it all to one hurt child or sibling group and the way that providing them permanency can change their world and our world for generations to come. If I can do that, then I can keep going, not just as a parent, but as a social worker and adoption specialist.

One kid at a time, day by day, month by month...

as I wrote in June it's not about us.

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