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maeflye

I am a former college administrator who is now the adoptive parent of 12 children, most of whom are now teens. My blog tells our story.... day after day.
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I'm not getting rid of the dog by maeflye Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption I feel like I am supposed to share this, though I'm not sure that everyone is going to appreciate it.  But something hit me in the middle of the night last night.  Or ... Read on »
How it works exactly.... by maeflye Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption So I started my brilliant idea yesterday and obviously my lack of attention to detail is not helping people figure out how to participate in this Stronger Beginnings Challen ... Read on »
Why I've Been Awake since 3:15 a.m. by maeflye Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption This morning I woke up at 3:15 a.m.  It wasn't an emergency.  No police, no appendicitis attacks, no kids sneaking in or out -- just an idea that wouldn't go away. You ... Read on »
Those Arguing Voices in My Head by maeflye Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption This is not a blog post that I'm going to put a link to on Facebook, or even tell anyone I'm writing.  If people find it, they find it., but it's more for me than for anyo ... Read on »
What if they don't? by maeflye Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption If you used to read my blog 5-10 years ago you would have heard the day to day dumpings of my over-filled brain in multiple posts a day.  Even now going back and reading it ... Read on »
Why YOU? by maeflye Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption I just got back from a meeting and in that meeting there was discussion about the changes in the law in Minnesota regarding Child Protection.  These changes are causing the ... Read on »
Embracing that Scary Sacred Place by maeflye Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption We call Abraham “father” not because he got God’s attention by living like a saint, but because God made something out of Abraham when he was a nobody. Isn’t that what w ... Read on »
Just because you're heading down the road to crazy doesn't mean I have to come by maeflye Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption Just recently I have become very aware that the subconscious goal of everyone who is heading down the road to crazy is to take someone with them.   I've known this for a whi ... Read on »
FOSTER CARE!!!! by maeflye Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption Ever since we adopted our first older children out of foster care, I have seen ways in which foster care is not being done right.   From a county or agency stand poi ... Read on »
Time by maeflye Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption I have decided to start writing down a few of the things that I am learning at this stage in my life.  I am recognizing that many of us who started blogging together ten yea ... Read on »
Youth Camp Let Down by maeflye Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption I came back from my week in Nashville feeling like I felt when I got home from camp as a teenager.  I was so sad it was all over and knowing that coming back to the real wor ... Read on »
God is Good.... All the TIme by maeflye Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption So it's been a while since I've blogged.  The interface for Blogger has even changed and is confusing  me.  But here I am. And where is here?  I'm in a hotel room in Na ... Read on »
George by maeflye Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption I met George last weekend.  I introduced him when he spoke.  I listened to him sing, play the guitar, and speak to a group of people at a conference.  I had a donut with him ... Read on »
Shop on Amazon and Help Bethany. Pretty cool. by maeflye Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption Want a chance to win a copy of each of my books? If you shop on Amazon please check this out and set it up. Without any extra money and only about 5 minutes of extra effort, ... Read on »
Thanksgiving Service by maeflye Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption On the night before Thanksgiving I'll be speaking at this service at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church (4439 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55424) where my friend Deen works. ... Read on »
What If Mary Had Known? by maeflye Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption I know, I know, it's not even close to Christmas yet. But if you want to pretend like it is a long ways off and you live in Minnesota, don't look out your window! It s ... Read on »
Thunderclap by maeflye Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption Check out the Thunderclap Notice on my Side Bar. Pretty cool huh? Anybody heard of thunderclap? Read on »
Another Opportunity to Hear Me Speak.... by maeflye Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption After not having many speaking opportunities for quite some time, all the sudden I have had a bunch of opportunities come up. If you are interested, I'm doing a special s ... Read on »
If you planned ahead.... :-) by maeflye Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption I get to do standup again in February near Seattle. I absolutely love The Refresh Conference . If you've been reading my blog over the years you know that I ... Read on »
If you live anywhere near Sioux Falls.... by maeflye Posted in: Blog Posts in Adoption Recently I've accepted a few speaking engagements.... This one day conference will be in Sioux Falls on November 22nd. I will be the MC of the event and will also be ... Read on »