Our baby boy, Kaden, turns three next week. He was born prematurely at 26 weeks. He entered the foster care system at five-months-old after suffering physical abuse. He spent about a year-and-a-half in what’s called a PMN (Primary Medical Needs) home. (There are levels to foster homes – PMN, moderate, and basic). Then the home… Continue reading When “normal” breaks your heart
Yesterday before soccer practice, Delaney (my 8-year-old) and I drove through Chick-Fil-A. I couldn’t find my credit card in my car and I had already ordered, so I started to panic. Thankfully I found it just it in time to pay. As we were driving away with our dinner, Delaney said, “Mama I know how… Continue reading Asking God for “the little things”
If you ask my daughter which subjects are her favorites, she will say recess and lunch. So she’s not big on school – but she does love her teachers. She came home last week and asked if we could give them gifts, so this weekend I made sugar scrub for them! It was actually pretty… Continue reading Homemade Sugar Scrub
On February 2nd, 2016, my husband, Beau, and I attended a three-hour orientation at a child placing agency. It was the first of a total 28 hours required training in two weeks. Then we had web-based training and stacks of paperwork to submit. We had to be fingerprinted and get TB tests. We quickly became… Continue reading 865 days.
At the dinner table last night, Beau and I discussed another “funny” question we heard. So, in an effort to educate – here are a couple things NOT to say when you hear a family is fostering/adopting – and what to say (or NOT) instead: “Why?” This is a legitimate question, but phrased this way… Continue reading What NOT to say when you hear a family is fostering/adopting – and what to say (or NOT) instead