It’s the most wonderful time of the year! ……..Or is it??? Is your holiday season best described by classic Christmas phrases like: “All is CALM, all is bright?!” Do you feel most MERRY this time of year? Or do holiday festivities bring stress, chaos, grief, shattered expectations, disappointment, and other negative emotions??? For me, I’d […]Read More A Holiday Update
I was 22 years old & my life flashed before my eyes. “I should be dead,” I said, phone held up to my ear by a trembling hand. It had just stopped raining after a short summer shower & I was making my way back home after coaching girls’ Cross Country at a local high […]Read More (Nearly) Losing My Life
I hear this statement, “I couldn’t do it, I’d get too attached,” OFTEN. Wish I had a dollar (or ten) for every time I have heard that. It could fund my retail therapy at Target, Carters, and Amazon! Truthfully, I struggle with how to respond & sometimes I find it to be kind of offensive. […]Read More “I Couldn’t Do It, I’d Get Too Attached”
Our lives forever changed, yet again, just about 24 days ago when we welcomed a 4 lb 5oz bundle of joy & sweetness to our family and into our home. We are back to a family of 5! If you read my last blog (Our 3rd Call.), the phone call for this baby girl came […]Read More We Are A Family of 5 AGAIN!
Thursday our home officially “re-opened”. Friday afternoon, my phone rang. It was a number from “Georgetown, KY” which is over an hour away. Seconds went by and ultimately I froze and let it go to voicemail. Pretty sure I did the same thing the last time we got “the call” (ha)… it is scary knowing […]Read More Our 3rd Call.
It’s been a bit. Almost 2 months since I last wrote. So why the gap in blogging? What have we been up to? Well… I needed some time. WE needed some time. We chose to put our home on HOLD for the past 9 weeks, much longer than I had originally planned for. I struggled […]Read More It’s Time.
This blog topic is one I have been wanting to write, but hadn’t yet, because I HATE asking for help when I need it (and thus didn’t want it to seem a plea for help for us specifically). Well, now that we have no extra kids… I feel like I can do it… I can […]Read More 10 Ways To Help A Foster Family