Yet another sourcing post with a surprising title. I don't mean to imply that journalists DO 'over-source,' but that some people expect them to do what I would call 'over-sourcing' or 'over-verifying.'
My husband and I just celebrated our youngest son's first birthday. Joe turned one November 12. I think any parent would agree, surviving that first year is a big deal. The sleepless nights, the lack of showers, the puck, the snot, the blowouts... oh, and the smiles, the cuddles, and the laughs.
The other day a nice couple of gentlemen came to my door with a dozen cookies (with no nuts, just in case), and asked me if I had "any prayer requests." I quickly thought, and answered, "No thank you. At this time, I feel very blessed, and all of my prayers are prayers of Thanksgiving."
If you follow national headlines at all, then you already know a jury convicted Jerry Sandusky on 45 of 48 counts of child molestation. You probably also recall that his son Matt came forward with his own allegations of sexual abuse -- molestation by his father. Each and every instance of the molestation in the Sandusky trial as a whole is horrible, awful, and should never have happened. But Jerry Sandusky's abuse against his own son, in my opinion, is the worst instance. Short of murder, I can't think of a worse thing a so-called "father" could do to his child.
There's no doubt adoption has had somewhat of a stigma. So many people still think of it as something that parents would want to brush under the rug, or keep a secret from their adopted children. How many movies or shows have you seen where adoptive parents made some big revelation to their child, who never in their life knew they had been adopted?