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.
My mind jumps. ALWAYS. It jumps from laundry to a 6-year old's question to a text message to Facebook to a baby crying to my job to vacuuming to church. In like a minute. And then back again. Especially when I am flipping through social media, I am not focused. My brain hops from friends I have known... Continue Reading →
Walking through parking lots and grocery stores with kids in tow almost always elicits some comment from a stranger. "You've got your hands full!" (Uh... I guess? Thanks?) and "Are they twins?" (No... they are two years apart...) are the most common. But when I get the "Enjoy this time! It'll be gone before you... Continue Reading →