So much has happened since the year 2012 and there are so many more stories I have shared through Facebook, my new blogging circuit.
That said, I have had quite a few people ask us about our story as a family. Here are a few recommended blog entries you might enjoy reading. There is more to the story than these blog entries, but these give a great framework.
Eventually, I plan to delete the blog (and save my entries for my own personal memory), but for the time being it is here for you to read. 🙂
Our 1st Foster Children. Baby was moved after living with us for one month. There was a relative placement DHS felt benefited her bond with family better, but Big Brother stayed with us for 6 months.: https://thepainteddresser.wordpress.com/2010/08/26/please-pray-thursday-october-15-2009/
Why Did We Become Foster Parents?: https://thepainteddresser.wordpress.com/2010/08/26/why-did-we-choose-to-become-foster-parents-tuesday-november-3-2009/
TD (Teenage Foster Daughter), moment forever changed our lives. Now moved into her own place and very much part of our lives. We love her to pieces: When the Miraculous INTERRUPTS the Mundane Monday, December 21, 2009
Letter to Big Boy, our 1st foster child: https://thepainteddresser.wordpress.com/2010/08/26/to-big-boy-how-can-i-wednesday-january-20-2010/
Little Brother & Little Sister Adopted!: It’s Official!
Xavier & Lana Baby Dedication: https://thepainteddresser.wordpress.com/2011/05/11/babychildren-dedication/
Pregnancy Announcement: https://thepainteddresser.wordpress.com/2011/08/30/an-announcement/
Would we bring more in? 5 days after writing this, Jayden was born!!!: https://thepainteddresser.wordpress.com/2011/10/17/would-we-bring-more-in/
Baby J comes to us. He was officially adopted at 18 months, after I stopped blogging: https://thepainteddresser.wordpress.com/2011/10/28/baby-j-is-here/
We now have one more precious son, Baby M, who is Baby J’s biological brother and our family is temporarily complete. When the kids grow up, we plan to become foster parents again and continue in ministry to children in need.