Showing posts from June, 2015

Ordinary Miracles - Where I praise my friends

I'm sitting on my friend Cindy's couch when Sam comes in. He's sad because of something that happened while playing, he got hurt, or his feelings were hurt, he needs some comfort. He lays down on the couch, head in Cindy's lap, and she rubs his back and comforts him while we keep talking. She reminds one of the kids to do their chore, she sends another to time out on the stairs for a few minutes for whispering mean things to someone else. She asks another to pick up the rest of the Lego after a child who can barely see had done her best to pick it all up. By the end of 30 minutes, Sam still lays with his head in her lap, and 5-6 children have congregated around the couch. "Mommy, look at this." "Mommy, so and so said..." "I'm going to sew something." Proceeds to sit down on the floor in front of the couch to do this. It's all so beautifully normal, and home like and mundane. Except... Almost all these kids are foster


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