I visited a blog today, that I have been meaning to, for quite a while. Jackie had visited my website a while back, and being that my blog is only handled by one person, it's hard to get around to other places I'd like to visit, (I have grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr dial up). However, I really enjoyed visiting Jackie's blog today. http://onebullandhisheifers.blogspot.com/ Visiting Jackie, and seeing her adopted child, made me realize that I needed to do a post on adoption (If I haven't already). You hear about the celebrities who adopt from other countries (Madonna, Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, etc.) but I wanted to bring to light that there are other good people outside of Hollywood who do a great service to humanity and adopt a child into their home. I am the product of adoption, myself. I was adopted at the age of 1 and my brother was 2. We were raised by the Freys, and I'm sure you have seen MANY pictures of my father on here, and also on Facebook, if you are a friend of mine on there. My adopted (or adoptive?) mother passed away in 2005, and I miss her dearly to this day. My biological mother lives in Virginia, and I try to visit her once a year now. I'd go more than that, but that's all my pocketbook will allow LOL..I save from Ebay sales in the spring for my trip to Virginia. That's my special project so I can visit my biological family in Virginia. I have 6 brothers, 2 sisters, mom, and many neices and nephews to visit when I do go. The past 2 years I took my brother who lives in Birmingham. Our trips to Virginia are quite eventful, as my brother entertains us the whole trip, and that a great quality visit time for my brother David and I. We catch up on the entire year's events. We both share a love of antique malls, flea markets and yard sales, and we catch up on the latest find. He collects a certain type of china, and I collect angels, cherubs, depression glass, etc. Anyway...please drop by Jackie's site and visit with her.
One last thought...My header above is "Making the World A Better Place..for You and for Me." Michael Jackson song there. I have always loved that song from the first time I heard it. Afterall, that's what life is all about. Making things better for others.