I babysat on the side in high school, college, and with my first full-time job. I saw how my parents raised my sisters and me and liked certain pieces. As I sit down and look at the way I parent, I see some of my mom, some of my dad, and some of the familiesContinue reading “All that babysitting paid off”
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songs of strength
Over the course of our journey, there have been highs and lows. After the recent delay, I decided to compile a list of the songs that are strengthening our hope. Joy of the Lord – Bethel Music & Jenn Johnson Explode My Soul – Melissa Helser Do Something – Matthew West My God Is SoContinue reading “songs of strength”
I avoid roller coasters. The feeling of being tossed and turned – fast and upside-down – on a ride by choice is not something I enjoy. Yet, I feel like this process is a figurative roller coaster that I just realized I’m on and I hope that when the ride is over I can takeContinue reading “raw.”
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.”
I was recently invited to share our story with a group of families who were completing their foster care license. I thought you might enjoy hearing some of the pieces of our story, too. After 5 years of marriage, my husband and I electively chose to expand our family through foster care adoption. (Brief pause…Continue reading “willing.”
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.”