no one could tell me what to expect

As the end of my third trimester of this journey approaches, there are several things I’ve learned along the way and there are other things that… let’s just say I’m asking for prayer on how to be prepared.  Maybe someone should write “What To Expect When You’re Adopting Through Foster Care” as a compliment to “WhatContinue reading “no one could tell me what to expect”

it might be time for another flow chart.

We gained a handful of insights today that clarified some additional steps to our process.  In short, it’s feasible that between now and December we will be waiting for the legal process to unfold. Now is not a time for our family to feel overwhelmed with fear or doubt.  Instead we are praying to beContinue reading “it might be time for another flow chart.”

another bittersweet milestone.

My life partner is across the state tonight.  He just arrived at our friends’ house.  He’ll get a a little sleep and then make the rest of the trek in the morning to be at big brother and little sister’s permanency hearing.  (I have a work project that leaves me in town until the endContinue reading “another bittersweet milestone.”

insert any four letter word

(This post reads like Mad Libs.) For those of you who have known me for awhile, your mouth might have just dropped seeing the title.  My dad says that certain four letter words are great for relieving stress. The first part of this week I was able to distract myself from the upcoming weekend reality byContinue reading “insert any four letter word”

why we said “no” to the potential of a half sibling

When you express interest in adopting a sibling set, sooner or later someone asks you … “So if the bio parent(s) has another child(ten) would you be willing to be a resource?” My husband and I digested this question last spring and at the time our answer was, “We’d be willing to discuss it.”  AtContinue reading “why we said “no” to the potential of a half sibling”

that little piece of paper in my prayer box

MIGHT BE ANSWERED. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (^ that’s me bursting with excitement in my heart!!!) I mentioned back in February that I have this tiny piece of paper in a prayer box that a friend gave me… it reads “big brother and little sister to be adopted by May 2015″. My husband and I learned today that bioContinue reading “that little piece of paper in my prayer box”

a test to be content

I realized this morning that today was likely the day we’d hear any news because when I contacted the kiddos’ social worker on Wednesday she had not been in contact with bio dad yet.  I kept my phone out during lunch just in case the social worker was going to call. Crickets. It was 3:30pmContinue reading “a test to be content”

my attitude explained.

You might have read the recent update and wondered, “Why isn’t Marcy much happier with the outcome?”  You’re so receptive because I do typically exude exclamation. It’s because bio dad requested a May visit so that he could celebrate little sister’s birthday – which is in late May. My interpretation on how this would comeContinue reading “my attitude explained.”