I'm pretty sure that in the last few months I am averaging only 1-3 hours of sleep a night right now, if that. (Sigh....) Five children, one teething baby. The nights aren't exactly my favourite right now. Please say I'm not alone! For some people this is OK, it's normal to not have a lot… Continue reading True Rest
CONFESSION....... I sometimes (.....well almost always) let my feelings lead the way. There is a whole lot of emotions that come with foster care. The thought of the unknown is a huge one! After a few meetings these past weeks and multiple phone calls, I was left with that empty and helpless feeling of really… Continue reading Feelings VS. Faith
Have you ever been so scared to start something, that you simply just didn't do it? Well, there's another path we journey on everyday, that's very dear to my heart. We've walked this path for eight years now, and it has truly been one of the best decisions we have made. Was is scary? .....… Continue reading Why We Homeschool
Throughout my life, I've often wondered and asked a lot of WHY'S. Why am I going through this? ∗ Why am I doing that? ∗ Why did I get here? ∗ Why is this happening to me?. Don't we tend to do this?..... something goes very wrong, your life isn't what you expected it to be, or… Continue reading A Reason For Your Journey
Please enjoy this great post by my husband! He will be popping on here regularly every month, so stay tuned! Do men who love kids go around talking about how much they love kids? ... Probably not. That’s probably creepy. Not like that time I sported a bad moustache, aviator sun glasses and a t-shirt… Continue reading Dad….. On the journey
Monday Mom Thoughts It was such a beautiful weekend over here in our neck of the woods, and as I was playing and snuggling with our little baby boy out in the lovely sunshine, I thought I'd update you all on how things are going. If I knew almost 4 months ago the impact this… Continue reading Words From This First Time Foster Mama!
I think ..... a lot! Sometimes my mind just doesn't shut itself off - it's quite annoying at times. But, as I've been privileged to parent for the last twelve years, look after other children and serve in children's ministry, I LOVE to continue to learn how to meet these little human's needs! What do… Continue reading 5 Life Giving Things Your Child Needs To Hear *** Monday-Mom-Thoughts
I sometimes have eyes that tend to wander and look at others with the dreaded C-word ........ comparison. Don't we all do this? We look around at everyone else and what they are doing, what they are wearing, how they are raising their kids, what their desires are and the directions of their lives, instead… Continue reading Wear It With Confidence
His Mercies are New Each Morning! Last week was one of those harder weeks for us - not sure why, just an off week. It was full of distraction, interruption, bad attitudes, temper tantrums, sibling quarrels, sleepless baby nights and tween issues. Ever been there? If I sit and dwell on last week, I'm… Continue reading Monday Mom Thoughts
May is National foster care month!! *** dancing! *** Honestly, I feel tremendously honoured that we can call ourselves foster parents, and that we are in this new world called foster care. I also know that there are many foster and adoptive families out there who feel the same way. I'm dancing because even though… Continue reading Did You Know It’s National Foster Care Month?