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.
“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