Jennifer's Place Archive
Several of my next Jennifer's Place posts will
highlight the creations of some talented mothers. And I'm
excited to share about this first mother's project for many
reasons, not the least of which is her commitment to
supporting China's orphans.
Jenny Hampton, an American currently residing in Italy with
her husband and three daughters, has published a delightful
children's book titled Mia's Strawberry Patch. The
Hampton's adopted Mia in September, 2006, using
myadoptionwebsite to chronicle their journey. Mia's
Strawberry Patch "celebrates differences while
portraying a tender message of acceptance, self-esteem and
love." Not only is it a sweet story, the illustrations done
by Jenny and her daughters, Hannah and Maggie, are charming!
Adrienne loves this book and I love how it helps me share
with her about God's perfect plan.
Jenny has generously committed to donating 100% of the
proceeds from her book to charities supporting orphaned
children in China.
Mia's Strawberry Patch is available in hardcover and
To read about the Hampton's wonderful adoption story, please
Diana updated us with news on Jeff's illness. His doctor now
strongly believes that Jeff has an illness called "Acute
Disseminated Encephalomyelitis." ADEM is characterized by a
brief but intense attack of inflammation in the brain and
spinal cord that damages myelin - the protective covering of
nerve fibers. The doctor explained, "Jeff's immune system is
fighting internally with his nervous system..." It could
take 3 -6 months before he feels normal. While he is feeling
fatigued, the great news is that he has been able to spend
some time at work - with a recliner in the office for
resting - and can once again drive! As always, they are so
appreciative of your prayers!
in a Bow
A myadoptionwebsite mother asked me a good question
last month - - do I have any tips for keeping in a bow? I do
have a few suggestions, the first taken from some bows
purchased from a boutique. The idea is to cut a slender
strip of self-sticking velcro (the scratchy side) and place
it inside the alligator clip. This helps prevent the bow
from sliding out of the hair. I found the velcro in the
craft department at Wal-Mart.
Another is to first put in a little ponytail, using small
elastic bands meant for children's hair. Then put the bow
in. This works well for finer hair.