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.
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.
Baby Blue is nine months old, and as hard as it is to imagine, getting cuter by the day! Scott and I are enjoying every minute watching him grow and mature. This is the time that babies begin to develop their own personality and demonstrate so much curiosity.
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!
Wow. Somebody pinch me. This baby boy, who was barely the size of a football, just eight months ago, is already turning into a little person! I can’t believe that Baby Blue is eight months old. Here is an update on the little boy that is completely melting our hearts…
I can’t believe it. Baby Blue is already 7 months old! Time is flying by, so fast. It seems like yesterday people were afraid to hold him, because he was so tiny! Here’s an update on our precious foster baby boy!
The Lord put this on my heart, today. I feel that someone can benefit from this post. Sometimes, we go through trials that test our faith. Other times, we feel overwhelmed with loss, grief, or despair. Perhaps, Mother’s Day is a time in which you struggle, because you lost your mom or a child. Maybe you are waiting to start a family, and feel that nothing is going your way. Or, maybe you do have what you thought you always wanted, and you’re still dealing with grief.
I’m writing this post to remind you, that no matter what you lose (or have lost) and no matter what you are longing for, there is something that can and will always be yours, no matter what your circumstances look like! Your Faith. Your Hope. Your Joy. (Ok, that’s a few things.)
This week, Baby Blue is turning six months old. It’s going so fast and he is getting so big. Here is an update on what BLUE has been up to and what his foster situation currently looks like…
In the spirit of this exaggerated holiday~ that apparently has more to do with Hallmark than St. Valentine, I decided to pay tribute to 5 extraordinary lessons I’ve learned about love and the heart.
Question for you stay at home moms (and retirees). Do you ever go through periods where you lack motivation? Perhaps more than when you were working and somewhat programmed into a daily routine?