Visit days are horrible. I'm just going to get that out right in the open. This weekend my husband and I had to drop our little guy (who has now been in our home for over a year.) two hours one way for a two night overnight visit. Needless to say our hearts break more … Continue reading My Marriage Needs Foster Care
“I don’t love you Mommy!” My breath catches in my chest. I look into the angry eyes of this stranger-child, this child of another woman who’s Mommy I’ve suddenly become. We were up to our hearts in a tantrum. Legs flying, arms flailing, consequences failing- then suddenly, still. Five little words bring us both to … Continue reading What Millennial Mamas Need Most
Fellow Christ adoring Mama, aren't you glad to know there really is purpose in all this? All the discipline and diapers and laundry. That these things really are your reasonable service-your eucharisteo- allowing you to worship our Lord. When my husband and I first were married we moved across the country from all of our … Continue reading 5 Posts Every Future Foster Mama Must Read.
A Mom killed on her way home from visiting her brand new babes in the NICU. Senseless killing in Vegas. A young husband and father's plane crashes and he has yet to be found. Two of my three children are going to be taken away because they aren't biologically mine. I want to crawl down … Continue reading When you can’t handle the suffering in the world anymore.
My family is falling apart and I can't do anything about it. There are family photos in my house. All over my house. But they aren’t my family anymore. The word “family” is peeling off my wall and it is a declaration of things to come that laughs in my face, but I can’t take … Continue reading My Family is Falling Apart
I grew up in a very conservative Baptist Christian home. Not going to say anything right or wrong about that. But that being the case there are words that carry certain connotations. Jean skirt- Any good baptist girl knows the value of wearing the really long suckers when youth group is playing soccer. #bestgoalieever Three … Continue reading Self Care: Thoughts from a Christian Foster Mama
Disclaimer: This post, though sad in nature, is not meant to discourage foster parents or those considering becoming foster parents. It is meant to give a real look into the lives and hearts of foster parents deep in the trenches of difficult days. Therefore, it is raw and unedited. Please withhold judgment and lavish prayers … Continue reading I hate fostercare.
I lost my job last week. Not just a job, but a home. I walked through that purple door for the first time just about two years ago, scared out of my mind. “What am I doing?!” “You’re not a teacher!” “You’ve never had an education class in your life!” Satan hissed in my ears … Continue reading Through the Purple Door- A Memorial to Jim Elliot Christian School
Last Sunday afternoon I was in my kitchen pouring juice into pretty glasses and hashbrowns were sizzling in the pan. Sunday brunch is my favorite. Mostly because it’s an excuse to drink another cup of coffee when I’ve already had a morning cup, but also because the peace that spending the morning in God’s house … Continue reading Claiming God’s Promises as a Foster Mom
My friends who are closest to me know I have a problem. An idiom problem. No, not an idiot problem (even though some days Lord knows I have that too!), but an idiom problem. They are so hard to keep straight and they don’t really seem to ever relate to conversations. Something about a beating … Continue reading God Moves in Mysterious Ways- Life Update