As a foster mom, I honestly might cry if someone gives us or a child living with us One. More. … More
Category: Foster Care
God Reclaims Broken Hearts
It was my 14-week appointment with my midwife, and we chatted easily about our summer travel plans, which hospital I … More
Reclaimed Perspective: When Saying “Yes” to God Gets Hard
My husband and I always said that “someday” we wanted to foster or adopt. When we were challenged by a … More
When Foster Care Feels Scary.
It is a scary thing to say “yes” to taking in a child you’ve never met and know very little about. When the call comes, and the only thing the voice on the other end knows is the child’s age and gender. Nothing about interests, behaviors, dislikes, personality… no pictures, no stories. Just: “Can you take him?”
It’s the worst blind date scenario.
5 ways a Stay-At-Home-Mom can make a difference outside her fingerprint-smudged windows
We all want our lives to matter, and despite the deep meaningfulness of staying home with a new baby, toddlers, … More
Foster Care: 10 Things I’ve Learned
There’s a lot I can’t tell you about foster care and the kids who have stayed with us, for privacy’s … More
Foster Care: But What About My Kids?
When we first started considering foster care, my first concern was about our own kids. How they would handle having “outsiders” in our home… how we would handle taking care of that many kids…
Now, having done a couple stints with respite, I don’t know how we would do it without them!
Foster Care: The Invitation, Part 2
If you read my last post, then you may be a little peeved with me for leaving you hanging. Sorry … More
Foster Care: The Invitation
There have been several pivotal moments in my life where I was unexpectedly invited into some crazy adventure. I felt … More