Tammy has presented me with the Spirit of Christmas award you see at the top of my sidebar. You can check out her other winners by clicking on her blog. Most of us know each other.
Thanks Tammy; I'm honored.
Now I'm supposed to pass it on to five people. I always struggle with this part - as far as I'm concerned, we all live up to the Spirit of Christmas with our love for each other. If we have nothing else in common, we have that.
I've decided to thank the foster and adoptive parents I've come to know and love. I'm going from memory here so if I miss someone, please consider yourself included. Or drop me a comment and I'll update. Obviously I didn't stop at five.
These men and women have become online friends. Some I knew before I started the blog; others I've come to know later. We have shared many of the joys and challenges in our day to day lives. I know none of them want to be considered "special" but to me they are and I hope they accept my gratitude in the spirit it's offered.
I know from reading your blogs and from our emails some of my other friends have adult adoptive and/or foster kids as well. Some might be raising adoptive/foster kids but not talking publicly. I can't remember how much is public information and how much I knew from private email so I'm not naming you. You know who you are.
I listed the friends who blog about their lives with their kids.
I tried to do links and for some reason Blogger is turning them into illegible garbage. They're all on my blogroll.
Foster Abba (yes, I know - I couldn't find a Chanukah button - I looked. Please consider the spirit.)
Daddy, Papa, and Me
Darn it. I forgot Lion Mom.
Each is unique but the one thing they share is a love for children. Their stories are on their blogs.