God Forgot… Day 31 of Write 31 Days Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: God Forgot No, He didn’t. He heard. He hears. The bottom line is, He moves how He moves and He saves how He saves. We cannot “make” Him do anything. Although, I have wasted the better part of 40 years tryingRead More
Day 30 Write 31 Days Stuff I Wish You’d Quit Saying: Are you His Real Mom? On October 31, tomorrow at 1:00 we will finalize the adoption of our long-term foster placement, “Charlie.” Every foster to adopt story begins with a horrific tragedy. And while tomorrow will be a joyous occasion for our family, itRead More
(Originally Posted Jan 2016) Today is the anniversary of the birth of my real motherhood. The delivery was painful, joyful, and earth shattering. I had given birth four times before. I had miscarried once. I have a negative threshold for physical pain – I had 4 failed epidurals. Well, one completely numbed my right foot,Read More
I have a favorite picture from 2015. As much as I love this picture, the things unseen in the photograph are a bigger part of this picture I love so much. On the other side of the shot, taken with my iPhone, is me. Me, the mother of the five children. Pictured are our fourRead More
Today is the anniversary of the birth of my real motherhood. The delivery was painful, joyful, and earth shattering. I had given birth four times before. I had miscarried once. I have a negative threshold for physical pain – I had 4 failed epidurals. Well, one completely numbed my right foot, but that’s another story.Read More
Don’t you dare? Don’t even start with me missy! Need I remind you? Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth-Fairy, and The Great Pumpkin? Well, that last one isn’t a thing, but the others… All the great moms lie. And if you’ve read this blog more than once I can assume you know: I am notRead More
I recently saw one of those Facebook memes, CLICK LIKE if you hate child abuse. SHARE to STOP child abuse. I did nothing. Our foster-to-adopt journey has been the scariest, saddest, most joyful, rollercoaster of my life. I have learned a few things: It’s not about me. Every foster to adopt story begins with aRead More
Guest Blog by My Sweet Friend Rebekah Porter Over dinner at church the other night, my pastor friend leans over and says, “…but you have it all together!?” I scoffed and chuckled and appreciated his sarcastic remark which reminded me of how many times I have heard that very statement. I knew he was jokingRead More
“You have a WHITE foster baby?” Yes. I have heard this more than once. Yes. I have several friends who have heard the same thing. As a matter of fact, I know a mom whose pastor said this to her. When I sent a shout out to my friends for ideas for the 31-day challengeRead More
Have you seen the movie or just the commercial with the creepy demonized kid crawling up the wall? I think this image is more terrifying to moms than anyone. The idea that your toddler could run from you – up onto the ceiling; I’d give up now. Overall the creepy little-kid-thing is pretty terrifying. KidsRead More
Pictures in our mind burned there by horror stories. We were afraid.
I am old. This is what the new batch of our babies have to look forward to. They have an old mom. And she’s way behind the times. They will to go school with kids that were birthed into swimming pools… In their living rooms! Am I new? I am just hearing about this. I saw the Duggars doing “natural” deliveries in a bath tub..