Saturday, May 06, 2006

adoption, stuff & kicker of a cank

People who allow the Lord to bless them with children via adoption are an encouragement to me. Adoption seems to be one of the most real ways to put James 1:27 into action: "Pure and lasting religion in the sight of God our Father means that we must care for orphans and widows in their troubles...."


I have way too much stuff.


I am amazed (and a little envious) at the fact that some people will live their entire lives and never experience a cankersore. That's good. They hurt. Like heck.


Blogger Kelly said...

Hey Jana! Kelly Strz here. I read your blog all the time these's fun. :)

I agree with you on all 3 myself. Adoption is something we really want to do one day. I have a special place in my heart for those little girls in China.

And, I hear you loud and clear about canker sores. I'm extremely jealous...when I find out someone never gets them. They bite!

Hope all is well!

5:34 PM  
Blogger erinlo said...

Oh my goodness, Jana. Thanks for your comments about adoption.

And...I get the worst canker sores EVER!!! They actually keep me up at night. And I am SO GLAD that other people get them also because my husband thinks I have some weird venereal disease related to herpes. Maybe I do.

But if I do, I got it from him. Just for the record.

9:16 PM  
Blogger jettybetty said...

I can give a hearty AMEN to all of these, too!
I do admire people that adopt--if we don't want children aborted--we need to adopt them.
Yuk--we have way to much stuff.
Canker sores are the pits--and men from Topeka (Erin's hubbie and mine) think they are like herpes--is that even right?

5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As an adoptive parent, I'm a little intrigued with your post and wondering if you're considering adoption?

I wish I could say we adopted to take care of orphans, however I have to admit we were purely selfish in our motives, just like alot of us are when we have biological children. And the research we did says that sefish motives often produce the most successful adoptions.

From either motive though, I have to agree that God has truly blessed us through adoption.

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Nikki Davis said...

We have been blessed by adoption. we are coming up on our 4 year anniversary of adopting our son. He is amazing and I can't imagine our life without him.

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Adam Hogan said...

I wish I had something profound to say about adoption, but I don't.
I recently heard a radio DJ discussing how it is commonplace to see two white parents with an adopted black child than it is to see two black parents with a white child. Insteresting.

Canker sores? They suck. I get them and they are always horrible.

They are a form of Herpes, much like cold sores. FYI, do not participate in oral sex during, or a couple weeks after, an infection, as this could result in genital herpes.
This is no joke. I know a girl who had this happen to her. Be careful!!!

And oh yeah, I have too much stuff too.
Adam Hogan

10:37 AM  
Blogger Little Light said...

Adam, the reason you see more white parents/black child as opposed to black parents/white child (I haven't seen any, actually) is because white adults are having a hard time finding white children to adopt and there are enough black children in the U.S. who need to be adopted that the rules have become much more relaxed (age & income as two examples) than they are for white/white adoptions or international ones.

12:18 PM  
Anonymous Adam Hogan said...

Little Light,
Your comments make good sense.
The DJ I heard also said that many black adoptive parents (though there are far less than whites) may not be interested in adopting white children.
He asked anyone black couples who had or were trying to adopt a white child to call, but none did.

1:20 PM  
Blogger erinlo said...

Little Light- I appreciate your comments regarding adoption but just wanted to point out that there are some white families who would simply rather adopt non- white children. Not ALL white families looking to adopt end up adopting non-white children by default.

3:47 PM  
Blogger Little Light said...

erin-lo - tis true, and within the cofc, it wasn't uncommon during the generation after the civil war to see black children adopted into white families.

5:06 PM  
Blogger Tony Arnold said...

I have to disagree with Adam on canker sores being a form of herpes (shingles are however). They are also known as mouth ulcers. Here is a link to the Mayo clinic web article about canker sores. There is no mention of herpes and no warning about oral sex and gential herpes. It does specifically state that these sores are not contagious.

I confirmed the above facts with several other sources.

However, given the pain of one, I think the oral sex issue will take care of itself.

I used to suffer terribly from them when I was younger and my mom still does. My doctors and dentists never mentioned herpes or any problems with contagiousness.


11:35 AM  
Anonymous Adam Hogan said...

Sure Tony, pull out the Mayo Clinic on me.
Ok, after discussion with her it was a cold sore and not a canker sore.
So i was basically wrong about the canker sore. (Stupid brain, always failing).
Anyway, I guess I'm not that hard to disagree with in the first place.

11:24 AM  

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