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Observations and Ramifications

Posted by Karen Hessen on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, In : child abuse 
I was running errands yesterday and while I waited at a red light Kurtis walked across the intersection. He doesn't recognize our new car yet, so did not see me watching him. He is such a handsome young man - as attractive as any male model you would find on a magazine cover. But he limps,...badly. It is his unusual gait that sets him apart. When Kurtis' abusive father hit him over the head with a chair, a large portion of his brain on the right side was damaged and did not send growth messag...
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Child Abuse?

Posted by Karen Hessen on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, In : child abuse 
Doug and I have been vacationing. Our destination was Minneapolis, Minnesota. We were in Minneapolis to see the NY Yankees play the Minnesota Twins, but as good tourists we had to take in other sights as well. The sights included a trip to the Mall of America.

While walking through the Mall a child's screaming caught my attention. A little girl of about 4 or 5 years was being wrestled into position to have her ears pierced. The child was totally distraught, the mother totally determined. I cou...
Continue reading ...
 

Infinitely Trees

Posted by Karen Hessen on Sunday, July 24, 2011, In : Infinitely Trees, 
I am nearly finished with the Apprentice Course offered through the Christian Writer's Guild. It has been, on some levels, challenging, but on all levels rewarding. I plan to continue on with the Journeyman course, but first I have to decide whether to concentrate on fiction or nonfiction. I am leaning towards fiction since that is what "real writers" write.

My manuscript for Infinitely Trees is coming along. It is emotionally challenging to relive some of the more painful parenting moments of...
Continue reading ...
 

Child Abuse

Posted by Karen Hessen on Saturday, June 18, 2011, In : adoption, child abuse 
Does anybody still doubt the size of the child abuse issue?

The headlines this week have been full of child abuse stories. There is the Casey Anthony trial. And the woman who is charged with killing the daughter of her boyfriend. These innocent children were killed. How many more stories do not make it to the headlines?

How many children were abused last week who will carry physical and emotional scars the rest of their lives? 

If it takes a village to raise a child what does it take to protect...
Continue reading ...
 

Good News!

Posted by Karen Hessen on Thursday, May 12, 2011, In : Kurtis 


Kurtis, Doug and I spent Mother's Day with Doug's mom, Louise. She will be 92 in a couple of weeks.

I think this picture of Kurtis is a good one. He is quite handsome, and that is not just a mom talking. For the first time, I am seeing Kurtis at his actual age, 35. I don't know why I have never seen him like that before. He has always been about 19 in my eyes.

The physiatrist thinks Kurtis may have a tiny amount of movement in his frozen left ankle now. Kurtis has been diligent about exercisin...
Continue reading ...
 

Child Abuse

Posted by Karen Hessen on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, In : adoption, child abuse 
    April is child abuse prevention month. "

    What can I do?" you ask;

    First of all, acknowledge that child abuse is a huge problem. It happens in every school, every church, every town, every neighborhood and likely, in every family. It happened in my family in the early 1970's. A niece had a child out of wedlock. She wanted to give the child to us for adoption but her parents said "No grandchild of theirs would be put up for adoption." She felt she had no option and kept the baby. When...
Continue reading ...
 

Update!

Posted by Karen Hessen on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : Kurtis 
I have been working diligently on the manuscript for Infinitely Trees. It is coming along.

I took Kurtis to the podiatrist last week for an evaluation of the pain he has been having in his foot. The doctor referred us to physiatry for additional tests but thinks Kurtis may be in for more surgery. (This is the foot disabled because of child abuse.) My goal for the immediate future is to keep Kurtis working. He loves his job and does not want to lose it or be unable to do it. It took him nine ye...
Continue reading ...
 

Writing for the Soul

Posted by Karen Hessen on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, In : adoption, child abuse 
I recently returned from Denver, where I attended the Writing for the Soul conference. I have truly been spiritually fed.

In addition to my article wiritng and the incidentals I write from time to time, I have been working on a book titled, Infinitely Trees. Infinitely Trees is the story of my son Kurtis, who at the time of his adoption was the most severely abused child to survive in the United States. It is also the story of how God works in our lives to bring us hope, courage and forgivenes...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Showing Tag: "child abuse" (Show all posts)

Observations and Ramifications

Posted by Karen Hessen on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, In : child abuse 
I was running errands yesterday and while I waited at a red light Kurtis walked across the intersection. He doesn't recognize our new car yet, so did not see me watching him. He is such a handsome young man - as attractive as any male model you would find on a magazine cover. But he limps,...badly. It is his unusual gait that sets him apart. When Kurtis' abusive father hit him over the head with a chair, a large portion of his brain on the right side was damaged and did not send growth messag...
Continue reading ...
 

Child Abuse?

Posted by Karen Hessen on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, In : child abuse 
Doug and I have been vacationing. Our destination was Minneapolis, Minnesota. We were in Minneapolis to see the NY Yankees play the Minnesota Twins, but as good tourists we had to take in other sights as well. The sights included a trip to the Mall of America.

While walking through the Mall a child's screaming caught my attention. A little girl of about 4 or 5 years was being wrestled into position to have her ears pierced. The child was totally distraught, the mother totally determined. I cou...
Continue reading ...
 

Infinitely Trees

Posted by Karen Hessen on Sunday, July 24, 2011, In : Infinitely Trees, 
I am nearly finished with the Apprentice Course offered through the Christian Writer's Guild. It has been, on some levels, challenging, but on all levels rewarding. I plan to continue on with the Journeyman course, but first I have to decide whether to concentrate on fiction or nonfiction. I am leaning towards fiction since that is what "real writers" write.

My manuscript for Infinitely Trees is coming along. It is emotionally challenging to relive some of the more painful parenting moments of...
Continue reading ...
 

Child Abuse

Posted by Karen Hessen on Saturday, June 18, 2011, In : adoption, child abuse 
Does anybody still doubt the size of the child abuse issue?

The headlines this week have been full of child abuse stories. There is the Casey Anthony trial. And the woman who is charged with killing the daughter of her boyfriend. These innocent children were killed. How many more stories do not make it to the headlines?

How many children were abused last week who will carry physical and emotional scars the rest of their lives? 

If it takes a village to raise a child what does it take to protect...
Continue reading ...
 

Good News!

Posted by Karen Hessen on Thursday, May 12, 2011, In : Kurtis 


Kurtis, Doug and I spent Mother's Day with Doug's mom, Louise. She will be 92 in a couple of weeks.

I think this picture of Kurtis is a good one. He is quite handsome, and that is not just a mom talking. For the first time, I am seeing Kurtis at his actual age, 35. I don't know why I have never seen him like that before. He has always been about 19 in my eyes.

The physiatrist thinks Kurtis may have a tiny amount of movement in his frozen left ankle now. Kurtis has been diligent about exercisin...
Continue reading ...
 

Child Abuse

Posted by Karen Hessen on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, In : adoption, child abuse 
    April is child abuse prevention month. "

    What can I do?" you ask;

    First of all, acknowledge that child abuse is a huge problem. It happens in every school, every church, every town, every neighborhood and likely, in every family. It happened in my family in the early 1970's. A niece had a child out of wedlock. She wanted to give the child to us for adoption but her parents said "No grandchild of theirs would be put up for adoption." She felt she had no option and kept the baby. When...
Continue reading ...
 

Update!

Posted by Karen Hessen on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : Kurtis 
I have been working diligently on the manuscript for Infinitely Trees. It is coming along.

I took Kurtis to the podiatrist last week for an evaluation of the pain he has been having in his foot. The doctor referred us to physiatry for additional tests but thinks Kurtis may be in for more surgery. (This is the foot disabled because of child abuse.) My goal for the immediate future is to keep Kurtis working. He loves his job and does not want to lose it or be unable to do it. It took him nine ye...
Continue reading ...
 

Writing for the Soul

Posted by Karen Hessen on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, In : adoption, child abuse 
I recently returned from Denver, where I attended the Writing for the Soul conference. I have truly been spiritually fed.

In addition to my article wiritng and the incidentals I write from time to time, I have been working on a book titled, Infinitely Trees. Infinitely Trees is the story of my son Kurtis, who at the time of his adoption was the most severely abused child to survive in the United States. It is also the story of how God works in our lives to bring us hope, courage and forgivenes...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Showing Tag: "child abuse" (Show all posts)

Observations and Ramifications

Posted by Karen Hessen on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, In : child abuse 
I was running errands yesterday and while I waited at a red light Kurtis walked across the intersection. He doesn't recognize our new car yet, so did not see me watching him. He is such a handsome young man - as attractive as any male model you would find on a magazine cover. But he limps,...badly. It is his unusual gait that sets him apart. When Kurtis' abusive father hit him over the head with a chair, a large portion of his brain on the right side was damaged and did not send growth messag...
Continue reading ...
 

Child Abuse?

Posted by Karen Hessen on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, In : child abuse 
Doug and I have been vacationing. Our destination was Minneapolis, Minnesota. We were in Minneapolis to see the NY Yankees play the Minnesota Twins, but as good tourists we had to take in other sights as well. The sights included a trip to the Mall of America.

While walking through the Mall a child's screaming caught my attention. A little girl of about 4 or 5 years was being wrestled into position to have her ears pierced. The child was totally distraught, the mother totally determined. I cou...
Continue reading ...
 

Infinitely Trees

Posted by Karen Hessen on Sunday, July 24, 2011, In : Infinitely Trees, 
I am nearly finished with the Apprentice Course offered through the Christian Writer's Guild. It has been, on some levels, challenging, but on all levels rewarding. I plan to continue on with the Journeyman course, but first I have to decide whether to concentrate on fiction or nonfiction. I am leaning towards fiction since that is what "real writers" write.

My manuscript for Infinitely Trees is coming along. It is emotionally challenging to relive some of the more painful parenting moments of...
Continue reading ...
 

Child Abuse

Posted by Karen Hessen on Saturday, June 18, 2011, In : adoption, child abuse 
Does anybody still doubt the size of the child abuse issue?

The headlines this week have been full of child abuse stories. There is the Casey Anthony trial. And the woman who is charged with killing the daughter of her boyfriend. These innocent children were killed. How many more stories do not make it to the headlines?

How many children were abused last week who will carry physical and emotional scars the rest of their lives? 

If it takes a village to raise a child what does it take to protect...
Continue reading ...
 

Good News!

Posted by Karen Hessen on Thursday, May 12, 2011, In : Kurtis 


Kurtis, Doug and I spent Mother's Day with Doug's mom, Louise. She will be 92 in a couple of weeks.

I think this picture of Kurtis is a good one. He is quite handsome, and that is not just a mom talking. For the first time, I am seeing Kurtis at his actual age, 35. I don't know why I have never seen him like that before. He has always been about 19 in my eyes.

The physiatrist thinks Kurtis may have a tiny amount of movement in his frozen left ankle now. Kurtis has been diligent about exercisin...
Continue reading ...
 

Child Abuse

Posted by Karen Hessen on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, In : adoption, child abuse 
    April is child abuse prevention month. "

    What can I do?" you ask;

    First of all, acknowledge that child abuse is a huge problem. It happens in every school, every church, every town, every neighborhood and likely, in every family. It happened in my family in the early 1970's. A niece had a child out of wedlock. She wanted to give the child to us for adoption but her parents said "No grandchild of theirs would be put up for adoption." She felt she had no option and kept the baby. When...
Continue reading ...
 

Update!

Posted by Karen Hessen on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : Kurtis 
I have been working diligently on the manuscript for Infinitely Trees. It is coming along.

I took Kurtis to the podiatrist last week for an evaluation of the pain he has been having in his foot. The doctor referred us to physiatry for additional tests but thinks Kurtis may be in for more surgery. (This is the foot disabled because of child abuse.) My goal for the immediate future is to keep Kurtis working. He loves his job and does not want to lose it or be unable to do it. It took him nine ye...
Continue reading ...
 

Writing for the Soul

Posted by Karen Hessen on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, In : adoption, child abuse 
I recently returned from Denver, where I attended the Writing for the Soul conference. I have truly been spiritually fed.

In addition to my article wiritng and the incidentals I write from time to time, I have been working on a book titled, Infinitely Trees. Infinitely Trees is the story of my son Kurtis, who at the time of his adoption was the most severely abused child to survive in the United States. It is also the story of how God works in our lives to bring us hope, courage and forgivenes...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Showing Tag: "child abuse" (Show all posts)

Observations and Ramifications

Posted by Karen Hessen on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, In : child abuse 
I was running errands yesterday and while I waited at a red light Kurtis walked across the intersection. He doesn't recognize our new car yet, so did not see me watching him. He is such a handsome young man - as attractive as any male model you would find on a magazine cover. But he limps,...badly. It is his unusual gait that sets him apart. When Kurtis' abusive father hit him over the head with a chair, a large portion of his brain on the right side was damaged and did not send growth messag...
Continue reading ...
 

Child Abuse?

Posted by Karen Hessen on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, In : child abuse 
Doug and I have been vacationing. Our destination was Minneapolis, Minnesota. We were in Minneapolis to see the NY Yankees play the Minnesota Twins, but as good tourists we had to take in other sights as well. The sights included a trip to the Mall of America.

While walking through the Mall a child's screaming caught my attention. A little girl of about 4 or 5 years was being wrestled into position to have her ears pierced. The child was totally distraught, the mother totally determined. I cou...
Continue reading ...
 

Infinitely Trees

Posted by Karen Hessen on Sunday, July 24, 2011, In : Infinitely Trees, 
I am nearly finished with the Apprentice Course offered through the Christian Writer's Guild. It has been, on some levels, challenging, but on all levels rewarding. I plan to continue on with the Journeyman course, but first I have to decide whether to concentrate on fiction or nonfiction. I am leaning towards fiction since that is what "real writers" write.

My manuscript for Infinitely Trees is coming along. It is emotionally challenging to relive some of the more painful parenting moments of...
Continue reading ...
 

Child Abuse

Posted by Karen Hessen on Saturday, June 18, 2011, In : adoption, child abuse 
Does anybody still doubt the size of the child abuse issue?

The headlines this week have been full of child abuse stories. There is the Casey Anthony trial. And the woman who is charged with killing the daughter of her boyfriend. These innocent children were killed. How many more stories do not make it to the headlines?

How many children were abused last week who will carry physical and emotional scars the rest of their lives? 

If it takes a village to raise a child what does it take to protect...
Continue reading ...
 

Good News!

Posted by Karen Hessen on Thursday, May 12, 2011, In : Kurtis 


Kurtis, Doug and I spent Mother's Day with Doug's mom, Louise. She will be 92 in a couple of weeks.

I think this picture of Kurtis is a good one. He is quite handsome, and that is not just a mom talking. For the first time, I am seeing Kurtis at his actual age, 35. I don't know why I have never seen him like that before. He has always been about 19 in my eyes.

The physiatrist thinks Kurtis may have a tiny amount of movement in his frozen left ankle now. Kurtis has been diligent about exercisin...
Continue reading ...
 

Child Abuse

Posted by Karen Hessen on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, In : adoption, child abuse 
    April is child abuse prevention month. "

    What can I do?" you ask;

    First of all, acknowledge that child abuse is a huge problem. It happens in every school, every church, every town, every neighborhood and likely, in every family. It happened in my family in the early 1970's. A niece had a child out of wedlock. She wanted to give the child to us for adoption but her parents said "No grandchild of theirs would be put up for adoption." She felt she had no option and kept the baby. When...
Continue reading ...
 

Update!

Posted by Karen Hessen on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : Kurtis 
I have been working diligently on the manuscript for Infinitely Trees. It is coming along.

I took Kurtis to the podiatrist last week for an evaluation of the pain he has been having in his foot. The doctor referred us to physiatry for additional tests but thinks Kurtis may be in for more surgery. (This is the foot disabled because of child abuse.) My goal for the immediate future is to keep Kurtis working. He loves his job and does not want to lose it or be unable to do it. It took him nine ye...
Continue reading ...
 

Writing for the Soul

Posted by Karen Hessen on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, In : adoption, child abuse 
I recently returned from Denver, where I attended the Writing for the Soul conference. I have truly been spiritually fed.

In addition to my article wiritng and the incidentals I write from time to time, I have been working on a book titled, Infinitely Trees. Infinitely Trees is the story of my son Kurtis, who at the time of his adoption was the most severely abused child to survive in the United States. It is also the story of how God works in our lives to bring us hope, courage and forgivenes...

Continue reading ...
 
 

Showing Tag: "child abuse" (Show all posts)

Observations and Ramifications

Posted by Karen Hessen on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, In : child abuse 
I was running errands yesterday and while I waited at a red light Kurtis walked across the intersection. He doesn't recognize our new car yet, so did not see me watching him. He is such a handsome young man - as attractive as any male model you would find on a magazine cover. But he limps,...badly. It is his unusual gait that sets him apart. When Kurtis' abusive father hit him over the head with a chair, a large portion of his brain on the right side was damaged and did not send growth messag...
Continue reading ...
 

Child Abuse?

Posted by Karen Hessen on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, In : child abuse 
Doug and I have been vacationing. Our destination was Minneapolis, Minnesota. We were in Minneapolis to see the NY Yankees play the Minnesota Twins, but as good tourists we had to take in other sights as well. The sights included a trip to the Mall of America.

While walking through the Mall a child's screaming caught my attention. A little girl of about 4 or 5 years was being wrestled into position to have her ears pierced. The child was totally distraught, the mother totally determined. I cou...
Continue reading ...
 

Infinitely Trees

Posted by Karen Hessen on Sunday, July 24, 2011, In : Infinitely Trees, 
I am nearly finished with the Apprentice Course offered through the Christian Writer's Guild. It has been, on some levels, challenging, but on all levels rewarding. I plan to continue on with the Journeyman course, but first I have to decide whether to concentrate on fiction or nonfiction. I am leaning towards fiction since that is what "real writers" write.

My manuscript for Infinitely Trees is coming along. It is emotionally challenging to relive some of the more painful parenting moments of...
Continue reading ...
 

Child Abuse

Posted by Karen Hessen on Saturday, June 18, 2011, In : adoption, child abuse 
Does anybody still doubt the size of the child abuse issue?

The headlines this week have been full of child abuse stories. There is the Casey Anthony trial. And the woman who is charged with killing the daughter of her boyfriend. These innocent children were killed. How many more stories do not make it to the headlines?

How many children were abused last week who will carry physical and emotional scars the rest of their lives? 

If it takes a village to raise a child what does it take to protect...
Continue reading ...
 

Good News!

Posted by Karen Hessen on Thursday, May 12, 2011, In : Kurtis 


Kurtis, Doug and I spent Mother's Day with Doug's mom, Louise. She will be 92 in a couple of weeks.

I think this picture of Kurtis is a good one. He is quite handsome, and that is not just a mom talking. For the first time, I am seeing Kurtis at his actual age, 35. I don't know why I have never seen him like that before. He has always been about 19 in my eyes.

The physiatrist thinks Kurtis may have a tiny amount of movement in his frozen left ankle now. Kurtis has been diligent about exercisin...
Continue reading ...
 

Child Abuse

Posted by Karen Hessen on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, In : adoption, child abuse 
    April is child abuse prevention month. "

    What can I do?" you ask;

    First of all, acknowledge that child abuse is a huge problem. It happens in every school, every church, every town, every neighborhood and likely, in every family. It happened in my family in the early 1970's. A niece had a child out of wedlock. She wanted to give the child to us for adoption but her parents said "No grandchild of theirs would be put up for adoption." She felt she had no option and kept the baby. When...
Continue reading ...
 

Update!

Posted by Karen Hessen on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : Kurtis 
I have been working diligently on the manuscript for Infinitely Trees. It is coming along.

I took Kurtis to the podiatrist last week for an evaluation of the pain he has been having in his foot. The doctor referred us to physiatry for additional tests but thinks Kurtis may be in for more surgery. (This is the foot disabled because of child abuse.) My goal for the immediate future is to keep Kurtis working. He loves his job and does not want to lose it or be unable to do it. It took him nine ye...
Continue reading ...
 

Writing for the Soul

Posted by Karen Hessen on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, In : adoption, child abuse 
I recently returned from Denver, where I attended the Writing for the Soul conference. I have truly been spiritually fed.

In addition to my article wiritng and the incidentals I write from time to time, I have been working on a book titled, Infinitely Trees. Infinitely Trees is the story of my son Kurtis, who at the time of his adoption was the most severely abused child to survive in the United States. It is also the story of how God works in our lives to bring us hope, courage and forgivenes...

Continue reading ...
 
 
 
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