The Misguided Sainthood of Mrs. Kleiner

Trying to get it right with the best of intentions.

Location: Seattle, Washington

I have been married to the delicious Joe Kleiner for 6 years. I got preg in 1999 & miscarried at 17 weeks. I was depressed for a very long time. I now know I have PCOS, an endocrine disorder and leading cause of infertility. Joe and I both felt compelled to adopt foster children so we called ANTIOCH ADOPTIONS. They are committed to helping normal people adopt & to getting kids out of foster care. Our kids came home in the fall of 2001. Bret (8), Nene (7), and Tony (5). In 2004 we were contacted because the kids had a new biological sister and through God's amazing providence we now have her too. Yes, that's four-ages 12, 10, 9 and 1. This is where the mythology begins. Often people who don't know us hold to an erroneous and misguided belief that I am special, a saint if you will. That THEY would never be able to live my life. That God has not CALLED THEM to fostering or adopting. I disagree with every cell of my being. I am no saint. But I do believe that Jesus calls us ALL to care for the fatherless, to love the unlovable, and to die to ourselves. So this is my attempt to set the record straight.

Monday, April 24, 2006


This is what hapens to your keyboard when you alow your todler to play at your desk. Stuf gets spiled in your keys and sudenly no key wil push down more than once and you can't use your backspace buton to erase.

Other than that, it's a suny lovely day. And I have the image of my swet destroyer-picking forget-me-nots and runing them to me in the sunshine. Life is god. (not as in diety but as in realy awesome ).


Blogger vwsista said...

This made me giggle.

Thank you for leaving such a nice comment...

4:05 PM  
Blogger RubyBlueMonkey said...

You get weird comments on your blog. Just thought I would let you know I was thinking about you and that you need to email me your umm, Email. :P

8:34 AM  
Blogger Liz & Brian said...

You have a BLOG??? Why didnt I know this!!! I love the the YOU! I can't wait till I have a moment to browse this thing. Oh gosh we need to get together. What does the last two weeks of this month look like for you guys? I need me some Kleiners!

3:46 PM  
Blogger Landra Lynn said...

Ah yes... age two... back when life was incredibly simple! :o)

On a completely unrelated note, we are hosting a "cookie sale" to help support Nie and her family.

If you would like to help, feel free to visit


3:22 PM  
Blogger Candice said...

I hope you don't mind me linking to you from cjane. I am trying to spread the word about a Nie project I am starting, check it out at or on her benefit blog. Thank you! Candice

11:08 PM  

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