Category Archives: overcoming obstacles

CAN A KID CHANGE THE WORLD? You BETCHA!

  At seven years old, I wanted to help people. I imagined that “helping people” meant becoming a doctor. Then one day, I heard some kids swearing and yelling at each other on the street.  I asked my mom, “Why do they … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Gift: WELCOME TO OUR HOME

Welcome to our home We knew we wanted children and made the decision to adopt. When we started the process it was so exciting to think that we would be able to offer them a place in our home . . … Continue reading

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CAN YOU SPOIL A BABY?

CAN YOU SPOIL A BABY? Before you get worried wondering, the quick answer is: “NO”. You CAN’T spoil a baby. There are many reasons. Babies need consistent Loving Attention. Not only for physical survival but for the emotional security and intellectual … Continue reading

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“Harriet Beecher Stowe Inspired Me As a Kid!”

When interviewing the founder of EDU DESIGNS recently, I learned a lot. Here’s a transcript of what Ruth Elliott said about her early childhood: “Both my parents families were from NY. After moving to Texas, my mom would tell us stories … Continue reading

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What Will They Say When You’re Gone?

 I suffered panic attacks when my mother-in-law came to visit. She was a perfect housekeeper and I wasn’t. With my seven kids to take care of, I’d always put their emotional needs first. The house could wait. But she never quite understood … Continue reading

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MILK MEN TO THE RESCUE…

When I hear the words, ‘MILK TRUCK’, three uncanny stories come to mind.  Absolutely true.  Two are from my own life.  Take the next ‘step beyond’ to see what happened. Milk Man in Houston, Texas Saves a 7 year old … Continue reading

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Parents Told to Abandon Retarded Baby at Birth…

Once in a while a story comes along that shows the triumph of the human spirit. When Diane was born with Down Syndrome AND a hole in her heart, the doctor advised the mother and father that their baby girl … Continue reading

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