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?
My life has been driven lately by a 3 letter word–“Why?” And not JUST because I have a very inquisitive 3 year old boy. But perhaps he- my sweet, darling, perpetually curious ‘E’ has propelled me into an “adult why phase” of my own… a desire to examine the reason and purpose behind what I […]
Read More Why Am I Blogging?
About 20 months ago I was in a “dark place”– in my baby girl’s “Dream BIG” elephant themed nursery with the lights off, curtains pulled. Tears streaming down my face. Ironic. Because my own personal “BIG Dreams” were all being lived out but I was left feeling so empty, so small. I was the mother of […]
Read More 3 Bible Studies That Changed Me In BIG Ways
Everything about Foster Care is difficult. Heart-breaking. Messy. [And I haven’t even had a placement yet!] But Foster Families choose it anyways. Not because we think we ourselves have it all together, or because we think we can handle it. Because we don’t (no one does) and can’t (only with Him do we even try). […]
Read More Foster Care: A Most Difficult Assignment
Do you believe in the devil? I never REALLY did growing up. As a pre-teen I dressed up as him on Halloween once. Bet he loved that. Now. Today. I know he is more than that cartoon-like character with horns and a pitchfork I envisioned in my youth. I have seen him. He has been hard […]
Read More Doubt is the DEVIL