Open Letter To Our Loved Ones About Building Our Family

Family and Friends,

The wait is over! As y’all know, Jeremy and I have decided to open our home through the State of Washington’s DSHS Foster to Adopt Program. With the licensing became official we felt it important to share a few things… Continue reading “Open Letter To Our Loved Ones About Building Our Family”

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When God’s Timing Seems Like Forever

Two weeks ago I heard my therapist say the words, “Let’s get this approved.” Two weeks and the phone tag between therapist and state began to be an annoyance. Questions arose in my head. The first, of course, being, “When will we be approved?” And “God, when will this happen?” Isn’t that how things normally are though when we want something amazing to happen in our life and just have no patience for it? It’s always, “Hey God! Can You take care of this for me? But, like now instead of later when Your timing is perfect?” Now, don’t make me feel bad and saying you’ve never had a when, God when moment before. We’ve all been there.  Continue reading “When God’s Timing Seems Like Forever”

A Continued Journey

It’s the mercy of God that He doesn’t show us everything
that will unfold in the foster care and adoption journey
the moment we first say “yes” to it.
All the hard would be too unbearable
and all the good would be too unbelievable.

The struggle to complete the home study process and become licensed foster parents hasn’t been kept a secret. We said “yes” right before we rang in the 2017 New Year and we are still on the journey that should have only taken 160 days. It’s been hard to keep the faith and to believe that this is the journey that God has called us on.  Continue reading “A Continued Journey”

Letters to You

Little One,

A couple of weeks ago, I walked with my loves through the Amazon Bookstore at Washington Square. I looked at the poem books. I looked at the cookbooks. I looked at fiction books. Then I looked at the children’s books. It was there in that space I had to  reshare my vision of writing children’s books. But, it was there in that space I also envisioned your spot in our library. Where the books that we find for you will build as quickly as the books for me. I envisioned the hours we’d spend lounging around the library sharing in our favorite books. Continue reading “Letters to You”

Fighting the Noise

It’s already October. It has been 279 days working to become licensed foster parents.

It has been an uphill battle. I can’t lie to you and say life is peachy or that I’ve suddenly become an actual genius and fixed this merry-go-round of our process. The struggle is real. My faith is being tested and I keep telling myself God is in control. Sometimes I wonder if I’m only doing the motions. Other times I’m on my knees. Continue reading “Fighting the Noise”

A Library Fit For a Prince(ss)

Dear Little One,

By the time the judge hits the gavel I will probably have written you more letters than I’ve done your dad. And I’ve written him quite a few.

It’s been a relatively quiet week. Wednesday started my permanent session slots. Once mPact starts up again next week it’ll be busy Wednesdays for me. In a sense I welcome the routine. It’s been a very un-routine summer. I’m told that’s how motherhood is like. I guess it was nice to get a taste of it. Continue reading “A Library Fit For a Prince(ss)”

A World I Once Knew

Therapy isn’t as uncommon as it used to be. When I went to therapy as a teenager I never talked about it. Never really told anyone other than those that lived in my household. It was taboo. I didn’t want to feel crazy or be called crazy. It was tough.

My first therapist gave my angst. Literally. I didn’t feel good about how we could work together so I sought someone else. I didn’t know if that was okay, but if I had to be a part of therapy I was going to talk to someone I could trust. Continue reading “A World I Once Knew”

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