I’ve had many devastating occurrences in my adult years. Most recently, I lost a foster child, after raising her for her first two years of life. I knew, going into fostering, the risk of getting my heart broken. But, NOTHING can prepare you for the pain of watching a child, whom you’ve mothered and nurtured from the beginning, being forced to transition out of your life.
I’ve been experimenting a lot with makeup, lately. Especially since I have recently gone blonde, and my “tan skinned” days are over. In other words, I keep a more pale complexion, these days. I think it’s important to reevaluate our “look” every 6 months, because a subtle change in just the color of our skin (say, from summer to fall) can clash with our makeup products.
Lately, I’ve been keeping these in the freezer for a quick snack that satisfies my sweet tooth. I’m so happy with this concoction I just had to share it with you!
As you may know by now, Scott and I thoroughly enjoy hunting for antique furniture. We’ve been to several local auctions since moving into The House on High Street. Today, our home is full of unique treasures- obtained from auctions, hauled here on dad’s pick-up truck, and refinished with some TLC and elbow grease.
I’m coming off of another hiatus. I guess it’s just not meant for me to ever feel settled long enough to establish a pattern in my life. (sigh) This is why I started writing my mantra, Living Extraordinary. It means valuing the uniqueness of our lives and living every nook and cranny to its potential.
Let me share with those of you who missed my update on FB what happened with Banana. A beautiful 2-year old foster child that has been reunified with her Bio Family on her second birthday; after spending her first 2 years of life with us.