The Little Things

The Little Things

Now that Calvin’s adoption is finalized, I’ve been enjoying some of the little changes that come with going from fostered to adopted. I was filling out dental information for him and when it said, “Relationship to Patient” I put something I’d never put for him before…mother…not foster mother, simply one word….mother. Now when I call [...]

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I'm Back on the Blog to Tell You the Most Exciting News!!!

I’m Back on the Blog to Tell You the Most Exciting News!!!

I just had to come back to the blogging world to tell you something….. Remember Little Dude? Remember pictures like this: Well….as of today, I can tell you that this is Calvin! And this is what he actually looks like: And that he is my son…my forever son, as if born to me, declared by [...]

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Bloom Where Planted

Bloom Where Planted

I’ve told people before: “God can use you anywhere!” “Where you’re at doesn’t matter as much as what you’re doing.” And a favorite quote from a Bible School teacher on where to serve as a missionary, “The worst that could happen is if you go to the wrong place, the wrong people get saved!” But [...]

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Providing Respite & Cameron's Trip

Providing Respite & Cameron’s Trip

  We provided respite for Big Sis and Little Dude this weekend. It’s the 4th time they’ve stayed with us. The first was when they first came into care and the other times were for respite. As I look back to the time they came to us 11 months ago, I see so many changes. [...]

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Mixed Feelings on Mother's Day

Mixed Feelings on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day…I have to admit, as I sit here thinking about it,¬†I have very mixed feelings. On the one hand: I think about our baby we miscarried 3 years ago this month. I think about how I thought we’d have more kids in our home by now. I think about this past year temporarily mothering [...]

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A Whirlwind Week and Bye to Little Dude

A Whirlwind Week and Bye to Little Dude

These last two weeks have been crazy. Thursday started with a meeting where it was decided Little Dude would move back the next week….that was emotionally draining. Then Friday we woke up and headed out the door at 4:20 in the morning to drive all the way to Texas for a missions conference. Saturday and [...]

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I love This Age!

I love This Age!

I remember when Gracia was still tiny my Mom telling me to enjoy every stage. She said each stage has its challenges and it’s highlights. It’s so true. Getting up at night (challenge) lots of cuddles (highlight). Getting into things (challenge), hearing little hands and knees following me around the house (highlight). Learning to talk [...]

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The Safe Child Book - A Review

The Safe Child Book – A Review

I’ve actually been putting off writing a review of this book, not because it’s not good, but the opposite, it’s so good I don’t know what things to say and what to leave out! Who would I recommend¬†The Safe Child Book* to? Parents, babysitters, daycare workers, kids ministry workers at churches, teachers, and basically anyone [...]

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Fostering/Adoption Articles

Fostering/Adoption Articles

I’ve been reading lots of great articles lately about fostering and adopting and I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you. So grab some kleenex and read away… Adoption Story Written by God   Another Perspective on Birth Families and Foster Care   It’s Not About You          

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Q&A ~ Fostering Visits and The Emotions of a Temporary Sibling

Q&A ~ Fostering Visits and The Emotions of a Temporary Sibling

      First of all I want to say thank you to those of you who asked some questions on my facebook about fostering to give me some ideas of what to talk about! So here we go, a couple of the questions were similar: “How does it change your environment having foster kids?” [...]

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