Monday, December 25, 2006

HIV orphans - let's abolish the stigma

I could not have said this better myself, and I am so glad my friend Emily wrote this! I don't believe the attached comments on her post that attack agencies who have not yet decided to help families adopt hiv positive children is the best approach to create change. I do truly hope the agencies who refuse families that want to adopt these precious kids will take time to educate themselves and change their policies.

Christmas 2006

Sarah has spent much of the morning upside down on her new "toy" and David is feeling sick. I will be kind and not post the pre and post hacking up a lung photos.

We didn't make it out of town to visit my parents for the big dinner, so we had baked potatos. My neighbors tease me about feeding my family nothing but starch. I should use the grill, I guess. Or, I could learn to cook . . . .

As you can see, Zion was a bit overwhelmed by all the unwrapping, toys, and perhaps the raw dough thing I tried to bake. It was a combination of crescent rolls, brown sugar, cinnamin, vanilla pudding and butter. I liked it, but I also like raw cookie dough. David had a few bites and went back to bed.

These cool book gifts are from our friend Aaron. Check out his web site at www. prettypenny productions.