bethybug's Blog


North Carolina,
June 12
I run a household that resembles the old United Colors of Benetton ads! I am the mother to five beautiful sons, some I gave birth to, others were adopted. I'm new to the wonderful world of blogging, but find it to be a great way to find both comfort and escape. I love to camp, take road trips with the boys and ride on the back of a motorcycle.


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I met him at a party. I couldn’t help but meet him. He was loud and boisterous, but also ruggedly handsome. He had a thick mop of chestnut hair and he wore a very expensive jacket stitched from a fine, soft leather. He had a gorgeous smile and everybody there seemed… Read full post »

JULY 26, 2010 4:16PM

When Sallie Left

Everyone who has ever adopted a child has their own reasons for doing so.  Mine is the result of losing my beloved adoptive mom, suddenly, in an automobile accident more than thirteen years ago.  The death of a loved one often brings about unexpected changes, and for me, this was especially/Read full post »

JULY 26, 2010 7:30AM

The Not So Happy Camper

Camping is not one of my favorite activities.  It doesn’t make my top ten list, nor my top twenty-five, for that matter.  I could probably write a book about camping fiascos, and, were this household made up of girls, I’m sure we’d have thrown in the towel long ago.&nRead full post »

JULY 22, 2010 10:33AM

The Homeless Collector

Growing up, my Daddy had a habit that both annoyed and embarrassed me.  He brought home strays…lots of them…but not a single one walked on four legs.  They weren’t canines.  They were humans.

 He found them everywhere…hitchhiking on the highway, hangingRead full post »

Editor’s Pick
JULY 21, 2010 3:49PM

Yes, They're Black.

To outsiders, we may not look like the typical American family.  We often get stared at in public.  It used to bother me at first, but I hardly notice it anymore.  On the other hand, it’s more difficult to ignore comments.  Once, when the little ones were just infants, we weRead full post »

JULY 20, 2010 7:06AM

Texanna: Elderly Playmate

This isn't a story about Hugh Hefner's first girlfriend.  Sorry.  In fact, it has nothing at all to do with bushy tails and bunny ears.  Instead, its about one my first friendships as a little girl, a friendship, howbeit unusual, but a real one nontheless.

When I was around three years… Read full post »

JULY 19, 2010 1:56PM

Losing Josh

Josh was less than two days old when they brought him into our home.  Although they told us over the phone that he was black, his skin was much lighter than my pale white flesh.  Coming into the world weighing over ten pounds, he was by far the largest newborn that I'd&n… Read full post »

JULY 18, 2010 9:21AM

Bye Polar Abduction

When the evil disease of Bi-Polar disorder abducts your child, there's no media fanfare or Amber Alert.  Ironically, one of our favorite nursery rhymes when  my son was young was Humpty Dumpty.  We never knew that he'd grow up to have a great fall of his own.  Forget even trying t… Read full post »