Harvest Party!

I couldn’t make it to the Harvest Party this year as Baby J was too young to bring. However, Jeff went to the Harvest Party with the kids and had a blast! Thanks DeShaun for the awesome photos!!!

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Reality Sinks In

Baby J has been with us a little over a week now. I have fallen in baby love with him. Continue reading

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Baby J is here!

Well, folks, we are in day two/three of having Baby J with us. He was born this past Saturday and is truly the sweetest little guy ever. I have to say that I love him already. Continue reading

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Challenges vs. Victories of Foster Parenting – There is No Comparison!

I was looking over some of my old posts and came across one dated August 30, 2010.  As I read it, I felt I should re-post it.  Since the original date of this post, many have expressed to me their desire to either foster parent or have asked questions about it.  I think this is an excellent way to express the challenging realities of foster parenting and also the many, many perks of foster parenting.  Hope you don’t mind me re-visiting the past! Continue reading

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Would We Bring More In?

A lot of people have asked us if we plan on bringing more foster kids into our home. Many think that because we have two beautiful children adopted from foster care, that we are done with foster parenting. It is certainly common to think that foster parenting achieved a means of having children in our home and now that it has happened, we are done. Continue reading

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“Mommy, can you please tell me the story…”

Adoption is something we talk about a lot at home. I guess we talk about it for several reasons. Continue reading

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The Miracle of It All

Warning: This blog entry might feel a little jumbled… I did the best I could to be concise, but it all just kinda came flowing out as it is… Continue reading

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Trigger Moments

This past weekend, we went to see my parents. It was wonderful to see them! I got a little off my pattern with prayer and Bible reading and found myself barraged with fears when I returned. I was thinking almost too much about the baby (in terms of worry) and was having bad dreams that I had lost the baby. Continue reading

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How the Kids Responded

I thought I would share how the kids responded to hearing they are going to have a baby sister or baby brother. Continue reading

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The Ultrasound

This past Tuesday marked 9 weeks and 1 day pregnant.

The weekend before that, my nausea was relieved for periods of time. What did I do? Did I thank God for the reprieve OR did I start to worry that I might have lost the baby?

You guessed right – I was afraid. After all we have been through, I just can’t take pregnancy lightly with whimsy and fantasy. Continue reading

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