This stuff is hard.
January 6, 2017. Our first full day as parents. Remember that difficult question I thought I’d have to answer.
I came from parents that were super strict and he didn’t. I came from parents that were tight with their money and he didn’t. Do you see the problem?
It was April 3, 2014. I got a Facebook message - “Hey! How’s life been treating you?? To reply or not to reply…
I knew he was going to ask. One afternoon at school, my best friend texted for my dad’s phone number. She claimed her husband had a question about the plumbing on their new bathroom renovation. My Dad is a bit of a handy-man so that didn’t clue me in. However, shortly after her asking for… Continue reading I Said Yes.
Dear Mommy Before Me, Thank you.
We were equipped with the essentials, but we didn’t have many clothes or toys. We had decided to wait on buying age and gender specific items until we knew who would be placed with us. Thankfully, my nephew was a year older than this curly-headed little boy and my sister-in-law brought over tons of his… Continue reading That Night.
It was a process. First order of business was convincing my husband. He jumped, or rather tip-toed, on board when he realized that fostering was something God placed on my heart when I was a little girl. Either that, or I relentlessly annoyed him about it. We began inquiring about foster care in 2015 but… Continue reading The Wait.
It was a wintry Thursday afternoon when I got the call. A call for a boy that needed to be placed immediately. I rushed off the phone to call my husband and confirm we are open to say yes.
Passion. It's a word that holds something different for everyone. Ask my five year old and he'd say he has a passion for watermelon and bugs. Ask my husband and he'd say the gym. Ask me and it'd depend on the day. Of course, I don't literally mean my passions change everyday. I do mean… Continue reading Passion.