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.”

this weekend’s agenda is pending…

Thank you all for your prayers and words of encouragement!  My love language is totally words of affirmation, so thank you for filling my love tank. Thanks to a fellow foster mom, a former co-worker, and our licensing worker for sharing recommendations for a child psychologist… we have an appointment a week from tomorrow forContinue reading “this weekend’s agenda is pending…”

the hardest part of the journey for our children

A few years ago my dad gave me a dry erase calendar on Christmas.  It’s one of those with a small, rectangular cork section at the bottom. At the beginning of every month I wipe the writing clean and plot our family’s schedule… gymnastics… therapy… church… and any night’s my husband or I are workingContinue reading “the hardest part of the journey for our children”

totally didn’t anticipate any of this…

TGIF couldn’t be more appropriate this week. Yesterday I received news that bio mom was released from prison.  My immediate reaction… as was my husband’s… was “What?!” In case you are fuzzy on the details (because there are so many) she was supposed to be in for 4 months with a release date of July-ish.Continue reading “totally didn’t anticipate any of this…”