Whenever people ask me, in regards to fostering, “How is it ?”, I almost always give the same initial 3 word answer, “Hard but good.” It’s Hard: Hard because our lives and schedules have had to revolve around tons of appointments, therapies (and therapist’s schedules), visits, and meetings. Since saying YES to this sibling placement […]Read More “Hard But Good.”
Remember 2 blog posts ago when I said I had yet to feel completely overwhelmed in this process ? Ha. Ha. Well… not sure I can honestly say that anymore! This week there were moments overwhelming. Moments I wondered if we were in over our heads. If we heard God right in this “YES”. If […]Read More Our First Full Week As a Family of Six
The popular sports motto used by athletes that promises greater value rewards for the price of hard and even painful work, “No pain, no gain”, could sum up this week. This week was rough. But I am so thankful. I was forced to ask for help. Something I usually avoid at all cost. I absolutely […]Read More “No Pain No Gain”: Rough Week Rewards
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.