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Have you ever felt like you’re living in a hidden season? As though so many life changes are happening at once that you must take several steps back and find a stillness in all the swirling activity? That’s where our family has been in this most recent season. If you’ve followed our…(Read More)

My friend warned me, when her family came over for dinner, that her daughter was fascinated by adoption and would likely ask me a million questions about our story. I smiled and said, “I’d love it!” There’s nothing like adoption that will bring out the curiosity in friends, family, and even strangers. Suddenly…(Read More)

It began with a dream, as many worthwhile things do. The dream that became a hope is now becoming a reality – adopting a new member into our family. Steve and I have long-desired to have a houseful of kiddos – biological and adopted alike. Our family motto has long been, “There is always room…(Read More)

Recently, I sat down with a friend I haven’t talked with in depth for a while, just a time to catch up and let our kids play. “What’s going on with you these days?” she tossed out with a smile. I stumbled over thoughts. Usually I can pick one or two things going…(Read More)

Are You Safe?

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We’ve been talking about the Underground Railroad recently during our homeschool days.  How do you introduce the atrocities that led to the need for such a thing to young children?  How do you teach the horrors of history so that you can also teach the heroics?  How do you explain to children who have…(Read More)

It’s been more than a year since our precious foster daughter moved out of our home and in with her relatives.  And, honestly, despite our wonderful experience overall, I was ready to return to only having our two children in the home again.  This entire year, I’ve been content with our two biological…(Read More)

So, the raw truth…at first I didn’t want to be a foster mom.  As in, I said, “Never!”  A string of excuses ensued… “I don’t want to deal with government bureaucracy.” “What if I fall in love and can’t let them go?” “What if we can’t afford it?” “What if…(Read More)

Taking a Stand

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I awoke to a flurry of excitement on Facebook and Twitter proclaiming that the Texas Senate had passed House Bill 2 (HB2) which places some hefty restrictions on the abortion industry in the State of Texas.  Those restrictions include a ban on abortions after 20 weeks gestation except in situations which threaten the life of…(Read More)

Continuing along on our journey of being a foster family, I wanted to chat about THE question that inevitably always comes up when talking to someone unfamiliar with or new to foster care: “How will you be able to let them go?” Well, last week was our first personal experience with this, so I feel…(Read More)

Overflowing Love

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It has been a month of go-go-go for our family, as I’m sure it’s been for yours. Yes, we had Thanksgiving, but truthfully that was the simplest day of the month for us. I mentioned back in September that we were undergoing the licensing process to become foster parents. Well, at…(Read More)

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