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Five Lessons that Saved My Marriage

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There was a time I thought I’d never make it. But, in just a few months, I’ll be celebrating my tenth year wedding anniversary! It is said that tin or aluminum best represent the tenth year of marriage because these metals reflect the resilience and tougher-than-nails strength of a marriage. Since the average length of marriages that end in divorce is eight years, I suppose it’s safe to say, Scott and I somehow made it over the hump! 

Reasons NOT to be a Foster Parent

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People often tell me, “I could never be a foster parent. I would get too attached.” I think the first thing that scares people away is the fear of losing a foster child~ especially after a long period of time. I’ll admit that this was my initial fear in saying, “I do,” to foster care. But, now? After just a few foster children in, I’ve come to understand that there are so many other (perhaps overlooked) reasons not to be a foster parent.

A Tribute to Baby Berry ~ Our Second Foster Baby

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(Yes! That’s a picture of her beautiful face!) This week, I spoke with one of our foster baby’s Biological Father. Since Baby Berry was reunified in late December (at eight months old), he has been gracious enough to allow her (and us) to remain a part of each other’s lives. Scott and I see Baby Berry about once a month. In April, we hosted Baby Berry’s First Birthday Party, here, at The House on High Street. I’m still pinching myself that Scott and I actually have a “part” of one of our foster baby’s life!

Does God Really Give Us the Desires of Our Heart?

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I’ve gone back and forth with this question, for the past twenty years. No joke. I think it’s normal for us to wonder if God really gives us the desires of our heart. After all, some of us are spending years and years waiting for the desires of our heart. While others may be dealing with a devastating loss that hurts a thousand times more. And yet, there’s so many bible verses that state it loud and clear. God must have known that we would wrestle with the answer to this question throughout our lives. 

Five Lessons I've Learned from being a Foster Mommy

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In my opinion, being a foster mommy has been the most humbling, joyous, painful, unpredictable, and vulnerable journey that I could have ever bargained for. I’ve learned a few lessons along the way. Things they don’t teach during your training classes. I figured I’d share some with you, today. Just in case you’re interested in fostering. Or, just interested

Scott and I are still fairly new at this. It’s been about three years. We fostered three babies. (Two were reunified.) We currently have a nine month old, baby boy (Baby Blue), whom we may be adopting. We fostered a pre-teenager for a shorter amount of time than we anticipated (two months). And, we almost took on a foster-to-adopt sibling pair, under three years old. It’s been a roller coaster ride of experiences and emotions. To say the least. 

The GREATEST Book of All Time ~ Bible Basics

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Maybe you’ve never picked up a bible before. Maybe you don’t know where to start. Perhaps you don’t understand some of it, nor see the need for it. But, there are a few things I’d like to share with you about the greatest book of all time. In today’s post, I’m going to break it down for you. All the Bible Basics. My prayer for you is that you will learn a little more about this book and choose to take your scripture reading to the next level. I promise that you will find blessings along the way! 

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