A Blessing from Above (Little Golden Book) by Patti Henderson

By Patti Henderson

Every evening earlier than she is going to sleep, a kangaroo prays lower than the celebrities for a toddler to like and carry. someday, as she rests less than a tree, a child fowl falls out of its crowded nest—plop!—right into her pouch!

Now, each evening earlier than they nod off, Momma-Roo and baby thank God for all their benefits . . . yet specifically for every other.

The publication closes with a quote from Ephesians 1:5: “In love he destined us for adoption to himself. . . .”

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I wasn’t into admiring the strongest and joining the mob no matter what face it used to disguise itself. My not being exactly what other kids wanted me to be often led to fights; bruises, cracked lips and split eyebrows, especially since I was usually the smallest of the class and the most inept at displaying physical force. But let me tell you what led me to the job I am doing now. I was eleven years old when my parents sent me unaccompanied to a winter camp in the Alps. At the time, these things were not organized for kids the way they are now.

Carlino was there at 3:10 PM, right after school, in our math room ready to coach whoever showed up. No question was considered dim. Parents have so much to learn. Each of my three children is different and, as a result, I am a different parent to each. I look at the world differently for each of them because through their eyes the world is different. As an adult who is in the “parenting business,” I look at their world through my eyes as well; with my values, perceptions, and innate child development strategies and tools.

She went on to exhibit her memorial sculpture to Malcolm X at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and began writing a novel, Sally Hemings, which was later acquired and edited by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. H. Kafka prize for a novel written by an American woman. S. General Services LIVING LEGENDS AND EMINENT ACHIEVERS 33 Department in 1995 to produce the African Burial Ground Memorial on Foley Square in New York City. Barbara Chase-Riboud’s new historical novel, Hottentot Venus, was published in 2003.

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