Grief Relief - Practical Tips for Getting Through the Holidays

Children in foster care and many adopted children deeply grieve during the holidays, even little ones. They may not understand why they are so distraught or angry but display their hurt through wild emotions that seem to have no rhyme or reason. They don't know that they are grieving, they just know that something is broken or missing. Wise parents will prepare by embracing these moments as opportunities to help their child....

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Crash Dummy for Caregiving

November is the month we honor Caregivers and our MARKINC team is delighted to offer help and hope through Chuck’s conversation with Peter Rosenberger. Peter calls himself the crash dummy for caregivers because in his words, “I’ve made every mistake possible and my goal is to help other caregivers avoid those potholes.”....

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The Bad Report

The bad report about a friend stunned me. Without hesitation, I believed it. Anger, sadness, disappointment. All of those emotions followed me around the house as I prepared for a busy day of running errands and catching up on undone tasks. I threw my purse...

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Struggle with Me

“Please, please don’t stop praying.  I don’t know how it works but I know it’s the only reason I can face the next minute.” My friend could barely speak through her tears. Her circumstances reminded me that life turns...

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An Old Lady’s Poem

My mother-in-law's physical ailments have forced us to confront the ravages of aging as she has spent time in nursing homes after repeated falls. She is a stubborn, strong woman who refused to surrender...

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Missing Today's Treasures

Twenty-four years ago we enjoyed a fun Fourth of July with our kids, their friends and extended family. For twenty-three years July 4th was always a double celebration as we also enjoyed remembering and thanking God for...

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Lost Your Voice?

Since Chuck’s surgery on May 2, I’ve entered a world well known by millions of people who care for loved ones that often cannot care for themselves. My role as a care giver for Chuck during...

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