I have a new writing partner. She is asleep, next to me in the Rock n’ play. A whole 7 and a half pounds (and counting… girl is a champ at eating). She’s precious as ever. We will use that as her nickname (for confidentiality purposes)– “Precious”. It was Tuesday that our lives changed once […]Read More Fostering: From Four to Six
On Tuesday morning I met with our DCBS worker for our quarterly home visit. ‘K’, our 2 year old little girl, sat on my lap as I answered questions and talked about our experience with our first placement (who is no longer with us in our home). I shared pictures still hung on our walls […]Read More “Will You Meet Me Here Again?”
It has taken me a while to get another blog post written since my last. There are reasons. One being that I could not justify more lost sleep or less time bonding with my own children and Sweetheart to sit down and write. Another that 3 kids under 4 is just plain ole busy. Mouths […]Read More Our First Foster Care Goodbye
I thought I was ready. Driving to the DCBS office, just me & Sweetheart, I turned the music off and said a prayer out-loud for the encounter that was about to take place (similar to below but not verbatim..). ♥Father God, prepare my heart to meet her Mom & Dad. Give me the words to […]Read More Working WITH Biological Family in Foster Care
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.