Vulnerable Post Alert: Grief hits you at weird moments, doesn't it? For me, it happened this morning as I stood facing my bathroom mirror. I was mindlessly putting on my makeup and getting ready for the day when the thoughts of what I imagined my life would look like recklessly hit me like a Mack… Continue reading Grieving the Life You Planned
Four years ago, my daughter who was our foster princess at the time, came into the kitchen and asked if she could cook dinner with me. She had her own pots and pans from her play kitchen and even her "pretend" food to cook with. It truly was the cutest. But at one point while… Continue reading Have You Stopped Believing All Things Are Possible?
I know it was hard. You weren’t sure if it was the nausea you had been having, the sudden bursts of tears you had been shedding, or simply the magic of the season you had been feeling, but you thought this was it. And that this month…this time…THIS test would be different. But as it… Continue reading All I Wanted for Christmas Was Two Pink Lines
Two hours. That is how long I have been typing. Then deleting. Typing. And then deleting. Typing. Annnd then...? Yep! You guessed it. Deleting. Why can't I seem to find the words? It's never this hard. But as I sit here, deleting the original post I had planned to write, and now obviously struggling to… Continue reading Tales of Fostering: The Cure for Worry During Nights of Uncertainty
"Okay sugars, get settled down and crawl underneath the covers. It's time to go to sleep." Immediately the giggling stopped and her body language changed as she looked up at me and said, "But its dark outside. I don't like the dark." Hearing the worry and fear in her voice, I pulled the covers… Continue reading What Your Heart Needs to Hear When You Are Afraid