A few months ago, we listened to paper crackling amongst our large family opening presents by the Christmas tree. I watched in awe, our two babies in flannel sleepers open their stockings with giggles and smiles. This past week, we watched our youngest baby girl take her first step. It is so neat to realize… Continue reading An Update From This Foster Mama’s Heart
Five months has passed since I wrote last. The last time I was on here, I had a working computer, it was snowing outside and we had five children. It's now the beginning of May, and I now have a new computer, the buds are blooming outside, and oh yes...…. we have added another sweet… Continue reading We Made It To Spring!
A Very Exciting And Overwhelming Update From This Foster Mama Nothing can prepare you in life for surprise news, shocking updates or wild outcomes. The last handful of months have been quite overwhelming for my husband and I. Not in a bad way, but in a 'Here is a huge assignment for you...... are you… Continue reading More Than Expected
Being a small child, or young adult and in the foster care system can be one of the scariest experiences in life to say the least. This month is 'Child Abuse Prevention' month. Particularly on Wednesday October 24th, we are wearing purple to show our support, and collectively speak up and share the message that child… Continue reading 5 Ways We Can Pray For Foster Children
I grew up in a safe and wonderful environment. I had (and still have) parents who love me, and care for me dearly. I never experienced any repercussions of drug, alcohol, sexual or verbal abuse. -I was never a foster child.- That doesn't mean I didn't experience hurt, or loneliness or even horrible habits, but… Continue reading New Eyes
There was a time over twelve years ago that I cried out to God for just one baby. That crying out lasted four long years, (in other words, infertility is horrible!) Everything seems to take longer while you are waiting for something, especially something like a precious human. We all have trouble waiting for things… Continue reading Do not neglect
I have to tell you ...... I have never sweat so much in my life, until I entered the foster care world. There, I said it. But I'm just being real with everyone. With foster parenting, certain appointments get me nervous, some phone calls make me gulp and most meetings on the most part make… Continue reading The Messy, The Awkward and The Beautiful of Foster Care
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
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!
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?