As I sit here and type, it is hard to believe it has only been 10 days. Just 10 days since we met Sweetheart (we will call her this since I cannot use her name and because she truly is such a SWEETHEART). Just 10 days that we have been blessed by her joyous presence […]Read More Foster Care: The First 10 Days. ATTACHED.
At 4:22 pm on Tuesday my phone rang as we were staining a new pergola, sweating in 90 degree heat, on our back patio. I had a feeling as soon as I saw the number that THIS WAS THE CALL. But I had been wrong several times the past week, excitedly answering and hearing a […]Read More Our First Call: God Always Has the Best Timing
It has been a week. A whole week since we were officially approved to foster love & care to a child or sibling group between the ages of zero and three. So far…. NO calls. I was starting to wonder if I heard you wrong God ? Didn’t you tell us to “sign up” for […]Read More White Space.
“Mommy, are the kids coming today?” This was the question of the day. The first time he (my 3.5 yr old) asked, we were by the swings at the park by our house. Kids all around. I honestly was thinking the same thing. “I’m not sure buddy. They will call Mommy’s phone when they need […]Read More Approved. Are The Kids Coming Today?
“Ready or not, here I come!” If I were playing Hide-and-Seek, as a “hider”, and the countdown was on, I’d be at about 1 if given 10 seconds to conceal myself. I’d be preparing myself to be revealed by the seeker, uncovered, and on display. I’d be listening for footsteps coming my way any moment. […]Read More “Ready or Not!” Preparing Myself for Fostering
Our children are our world. And it is our job to protect them & make certain they feel both safe and unconditionally loved. So naturally, one of our greatest concerns in fostering as a family is how it might affect them. We are not naive to the fact that we have essentially signed our children […]Read More Preparing Biological Children for Foster Care Life
Does anyone just love waiting? Waiting through multiple red lights or in New York style traffic jams? Waiting on your name to be called at a restaurant when you KNOW you got there before those people who were just seated? Waiting in doctor’s offices surrounded by coughing sick people, knowing you’re contracting more and more […]Read More Strength in Waiting: Why Does God Make Us Wait?