Robin Williams starred in what is probably my favorite movie of all time: Patch Adams. I know, I know…go ahead and judge…”favorite movie of ALL TIME?!” But it’s true. It is definitely in my top 3. Probably because of my background in medicine and my love for heartfelt films, but I could watch that movie […]Read More EVERYONE Has a Story:
As I was QUIETLY in the process of putting my 1.5 yr old daughter down for an afternoon nap, my 3.5 yr old son came sprinting into her room with my phone BLARING in his hand and his face full of excitement. “Mommy, Mommy, I found your favorite song!” Eli LOVES music. And to be […]Read More My Eyes Are On You:
In my 6.5 years as an oncology nurse working with children and young adults with cancer I learned SO much. About chemo and treatment plans, side effects and medications to treat them (which are often worse than the disease itself)…BUT, I think the most important “thing” I learned was that life can change SO quickly. […]Read More My Children Are Not My Own:
Once you take the leap of faith and commit to beginning the crazy journey of foster care a lot happens. A LOT of sitting and Power Points and information overload. Eighteen hours in fact to start with (at least in KY). You commit to 3 hours every Thursday evening (in our session) for 6 weeks […]Read More What To Expect When You’re Expecting A Foster Child?:
I wanted to do a little informational blog today to share with you some of what I know about Foster Care so far through our in class training and my own reading/self-educating. I apologize in advance if the information is written rather “dry” but I think you will find some of it pretty shocking (as […]Read More FOSTER CARE FACTS:
Growing up in the Kentucky Bluegrass, on a farm with room to run barefoot and free, I have memories of blowing dandelion “puffs” and making a wish. I loved those “weeds” and could not understand why people looking for the perfectly manicured lawn would do about anything to eradicate them! I thought they were beautiful […]Read More Why The Dandelion Matters:
I admit it. I am very risk averse. Kinda boring. I weigh every pro and con and over analyze every opportunity until, most of the time, I rationalize myself out of saying “YES”. It’s safer to stick with “no” or “not now, maybe later.” I can’t fail if I don’t attempt; I can’t lose if […]Read More The Crazy Story of How God Called Us to Fostering: Risk or Paralysis ?