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Trading Places

When you came you were so small You had hardly begun your life at all We brought you into our home and hearts With expectations of giving you a brand new start All of our lives were a puz... [more]

For Daniel – My Foster Son

My son lost all his words today. I don't know where they've gone. They've stolen all his smiles, and snatched away his songs. He looks at me for answers to questions he can't ask. I tell h... [more]

Love Takes Time to Grow

love you." "Oh my child, how could you love me, we just met?" "You don't love me?" "No my child, though I'm fond of you, Love takes time to grow... It takes pat... [more]

Loving One of These

Though she longed for her own children, God supplied a steady flow; And her life was filled with youngsters, As the years would come and go. Gently taught she of the Savior, Little hearts r... [more]

No Other Place

Reading a book, singing a song Hearing why your day went wrong Cleaning a scratch, ironing a dress Helping you spell before the big test Each little task that I do along the way Is not ... [more]

Our “Almost” Daughter

We are foster parents who fell in love with a special child. We had prayed to adopt her. She has been gone for one year. We will miss her forever. ******************************** When ... [more]


A verse from one of my poems, "Revelation": Without these munchkins the house is neat Though filling the emptiness is quite a feat In the musty air listlessness lingers Walls... [more]

The Burden of Knowing

By the slip of an inexperienced lawyer I know their names My son's birthparents who wished to be anonymous She who denied the reality of another pregnancy even to herself He who had balked... [more]

To be a Mom

How do I plant the seed, Of the things we really need? To be a mom and teach it right With out the hassles and the fight, To teach my child what's right and wrong To show them what it take... [more]

To My Foster Child

If I knew it would be the last time I would be there to share your day, I'm sure you'll have so many more so I can let this one slip away. There will always be another day but maybe I am w... [more]

For Cheyenne

You put on your pajamas the storybooks are read you ask for a second drink and jump into your bed. You tease your little sister now it's time for lights out while darkness surrounds you an... [more]

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