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?
~ It was just a pot of lentil soup. A pot of soup brought to us at a time when a new little human had just entered our home, and we were to busy and too tired to even think about putting together some dinner. ~ It was just a small bag of hand me… Continue reading All About Community
The clock says 2:59 am, and I lay awake in the still, dark hours of the early morning and stare at this restless little human who needs more from a bottle. My eyes hurt, they are not focused, but I manage to feed him. He's being nourished, he's being cuddled and I'm so blessed to… Continue reading Yes! Jesus Loves You
It was just a regular day - finishing up school, cleaning up and then starting to bake cookies with the kids. The rain was coming down quite hard outside, but we were cozy and warm inside just wondering what to have for dinner. My phone rang ...... We all looked at each other, and my… Continue reading The Call
Encouraging your child to be patient while waiting is one thing - teaching the 'fruit of the spirit' is a wonderful tool while home educating children ...... but what happens when it's YOU, the adult, who needs a boost of patience and self control while waiting for that thing so badly? The last month and… Continue reading Waiting