I've been slacking on my blogging skills because I have been so busy writing columns for Gladney's website!
Recently, I have had the experience to read stories, e-mails, and powerpoints in order to reformat them into articles. But, these are no small stories. The staff at Gladney is so well-rounded and diverse that I have been reading a range of subjects from child psychological development to the adverse effects the rain has on adoption in Ethiopia.
One of the other articles I worked on was about how to cope with the emotions from infertility. It's about how to answer questions your friends and family may confront you with. The articles are all very interesting, and I'm not saying that because I wrote them, the articles are helpful at any stage of adoption you may be at. It is important for us all to be aware of other factors that may not effect us directly. For example, the article on infertility may help you empathize with a friend experiencing this change in life, or the article about Ethiopia may help you realize the drastic weather conditions these children have to live in.
Learning is a skill that truly helps us grow as individuals. Now is it time for you to grow?