Archive for January, 2009

Okay…I am high.

January 26, 2009

I just had to express my excitement about the weekend post adoption training event I attended, in Oakville. The facilitators did an incredible job, and it was simply wonderful to meet everyone of you who attended. We laughed , we cried, we expanded our minds and thoughts about adoption, children, parenting ,and about the responsibilities we all have ,in making a difference in our communities.This morning , my mind is racing with the possiblities of all that could mean for all members of the adoption constellation and for all of our waiting children.
I will be speaking about this during every media opportunity I have with ” Labours of Love”…the reality is that my dream of trying to make a difference is beginning to come true…and I owe that to everyone in the book….your willingness to share will be a part of the bigger picture in addition to the enormous personal differences in your childrens lives you make every single day….and night!!! Please think about how you can possibly help in your communities as well…be a support to other adoptive families…in your schools, hospitals, businesses, libraries, child welfare agencies…..use those teaching moments that often come up, because you are experts!!
I really want to see some folks on here blogging… would be great to hear your thoughts!! Don’t forget 100 Huntley St. this Friday, Jan.30th on Full Circle…check your local listings! Deborah


Happy New Year!

January 9, 2009

I decided to hibernate over Christmas and the New Year….after a few family illnesses, and catch up on sleep , reading, and movie- watching. It was blissful!! Activity around the book quieted down as well, but I thank the folks who have commented, and written to me from the website in recognition of the book. Your positive feedback and support is appreciated!

This month is shaping up to be great! I have been invited to do an interview on Jazz FM. 91.1, the station where Jeff Healey did a Monday night show, I think called.. My Kinda Jazz. He was a much loved musician, but even more important, a loving, gentle soul, who was a great friend, father and husband. I will never forget my time with him. One of the movies I watched over the holidays was the one Jeff did with Patrick Swayze…” Roadhouse” If you can get past all the bar room brawls and concentrate on watching Jeff…it’s fun to see him as a young and budding star! Check out the hair!

I will also be on Crossroads Television on Jan. 30th on a program called ” Full Circle” It will be my first T.V. appearance….yikes! As some of you may know…it is Christian based programming, which makes me a little more apprehensive. I wonder if they have the ” bleep” system!! It is a great opportunity, and I look forward to it.

I’ll be attending a weekend training event in Oakville that is sponsored by Adoption Council of Canada and NACAC…for people who are interested in starting adoption support groups or advocating in the adoption community. It will be a great weekend, taking place in Oakville ,the 24th and 25th of January.If you are interested…you can link to it on the ACC website.

I am looking forward to talking with more of you…I love to hear from people, and hear their experiences of adoption, or be of any help I can with questions you may have. For now, I wish you all a Happy, Healthy and prosperous New Year! Cheers! Deborah.