Advice

As you can imagine, I get a lot of solicited and unsolicited advice as a first time mother to an infant.  Most of the time I really appreciated it and know that it comes from a good place.  Some of the advice can feel a little…., hmm, how to put it…, like mom guilt material.  … More Advice

Praying for Parents

We have a baby.  A beautiful, happy, very bouncy little 8 month old girl came to live with us on the last day of May and we could not be happier with our newest addition to our ever changing family.  The first couple of days were the definition of rough.  We were hosting some summer … More Praying for Parents

Boys and other thoughts from the sleep deprived

Until now we have had mostly girls.  Cute, funny, smart, sweet, clothes loving, shoes loving, pink loving girls.  I’ll confess, I love having girls.  I love pink and cute clothes and American Girl dolls.  I like singing and dancing, blowing bubbles and coloring.  But that is all about to change. We currently are hosting a … More Boys and other thoughts from the sleep deprived

Love Lessons

As a fairly well read and educated woman I am constantly amazed at how ignorant I am.  Over the past year and a half I have been schooled by a series of children and those that serve them and love them and I am so thankful for all they have taught this old lady. Lack … More Love Lessons

Crazy

  I was crazy to quit a job I loved doing work that I was really good at.  We were crazy to sell our house and at least ½ of our possessions and move to Savannah. We were foolish to think being foster parents in a town where we knew practically no one and had … More Crazy

The Call

Today. It had to come today. The dreaded call all foster and foster to adopt parents know is out there, looming on the horizon like an offshore thunderstorm rolling up on your day at the beach. The phone call. The call is not just any call but the case manager calling to tell you the … More The Call