Today was our eighth goodbye. We love them for just a short time, and then they are gone--perhaps never to remember us, but always to leave an imprint on our hearts. The kid who left our house today has a difficult road ahead of him. He didn't want to leave us, and we didn't really… Continue reading This is What I’m Fighting For
It's been awhile since I posted--mostly because we have taken in two extremely needy foster children, and our lives have been so intense lately! From therapy appointments to school schedules and homework, our lives have been turned upside down! These are the first two placements we have agreed to take on for a longer time… Continue reading Just a Foster Mom’s POV
When I was growing up, one thing I was always sure of was my dad. There was never, ever a moment in my life that I didn't believe that my dad would be right there. We are a lot alike in temperament, which resulted in a lot of arguments between us, but I never once… Continue reading Happy Father’s Day
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world--Jms. 1:27. She came skipping down the driveway at 1:30 in the morning, her hair an oily mess from the coconut oil treatment she had received at the… Continue reading What Can You Do to Help Them?
This is a really busy weekend, but I just wanted to stop in to let you know that my book is now available for pre-orders on Amazon! Just click on the picture to place an order on Amazon! And make sure you don't forget to enter my birthday giveaway here! There's just one day… Continue reading Book Debut and Giveaway
Who am I? This question is probably one of the most common questions that adopted children ask at some point in their lives. The feelings of insecurity can crop up at the most unexpected moments and leave them filled with questions. At nine years old, my oldest child has been asking those questions for years.… Continue reading Who Am I?: Answering the Tough Questions
Do you remember my post about Drake? He was one of the orphans in China who was waiting for a forever family. Did you notice I said was?! Finally--finally!--he has been matched with a family, and he will be coming home to them soon! We prayed for him for so long, and it looked as though… Continue reading Myth-Busting Monday: You Are Called to This