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
Most of us are preparing this week for Christmas which is in less than five days! Making menus, buying the last few gifts and baking one more batch of cookies. And though all those things have been done over here too ...... a few extra things have been thrown into this busy season!. Update: Our… Continue reading A Big Week!
This past week has got me thinking. In our minds, we calculated that we would have had our foster baby by now (2 weeks ago to be exact). But we are still waiting, feeling more and more nervous and excited each day. Another form to be signed, another meeting to be held and just one… Continue reading Patience in the Waiting
There were no stretch marks this time around, but definitely a few paper cuts! Normally, expecting a baby at this stage in the game, I would be 30 lbs heavier, not able to reach my feet and hurting every time I moved! But this time around, there isn't any body changes going on other than,… Continue reading Through The Training
I'm always amazed at how a messy and difficult situation or time can be turned into good. How brokenness can be turned into a beautiful thing. This isn't always the case though, I get that. I've walked both roads. But I believe the intention, God's intention, is to turn situations into something that is Grace… Continue reading The Here And Now