April 21st, which just so happens to be my brothers birthday, we will officially have had our foster care license closed. It will officially be eight years since we opened it. The adventures we had, which ranged from overwhelming to blissful have been a great journey. We have met many great people along the way, and yes some of those great people are parents to our foster babies. Don't think circumstances define a person. It's what they do with those circumstances that does. I feel God's hand in every situation brought to us and will miss our license. But I am ready to say goodbye. If it was all about the kids or even about the families I would do it for a lifetime, but it's the rules, the politics, the hoops, the games, the unknowns, that we are done with. I know there will be a part of me that will grieve that loss, but I can't wait to see the new journeys life will take me. Who knows maybe I will finish that book I always talk about.
After six years of infertility, she was blessed with the adoption of her oldest daughter who now is a teenager. Six years later, she finally became a mother a second time, this time with a baby through a donated egg and ivf. Throughout that time, she fostered nine babies and toddlers, met wonderful women who helped her grow, and learned to rely on Jesus. She started this blog with the hope that she could share her joy, experience, and willingness to grow with others, whether they battle infertility, toddlers, or teens.