So Do You Get To Keep Her?

The most common question I am asked when seeing someone I know whether at the grocery store, post office, or church is no longer, “How are you doing?” but rather, “So do you get to keep her?” In fact, its only a little past noon and I have already been asked “the question” three times…

One Lovely Blog Award

Love is in the air!  No really, it is!  I have been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by not one, but six amazing women whom I just adore.  They are Electric Mystery, Infertility, U Suck, Twelve Week Eternities, Baby Sans…Baby Brains, My Perfect Breakdown, and Drunk Storks.  You are all amazing women and…

Tales of Fostering: The Unknown

Typically, my day begins with me quietly tiptoeing into the kitchen as I do not want to wake up the three-year old cutie patootie we have been hosting since January through the Safe Families for Children program. Once she does wake up from her slumber, I usually grab two bowls out of the kitchen cabinet…

Does She Stay or Go Home?

This past Tuesday at 1pm, a judge made the decision as to whether Goldilocks, the three-year old cutie patootie we have been fostering should return home to her family or continue to grace us with her presence a little while longer. Days before, while sitting alone and thinking about the upcoming court date, I asked…

The Night She Tore Down My Wall

Last week I was asked by a close friend if I would miss Goldilocks when she returned home to her mother. My response was “Ehh.”  This “Ehh” is the same answer I always give whenever I am asked if I will be sad when a child leaves our home to be returned to their family. …

“Why She Got a Baby?”

While at Walmart last week I turned down the canned food aisle and up ahead I saw a woman pushing her cart with an adorable baby sitting in the front seat of the buggy. I didn’t give it a second thought until our three-year-old foster princess asked me her second favorite question…“Why she got a…

When You Feel Overwhelmed

She stands 34 inches tall, weighs approximately 30 pounds, has the voice of an angel, a giggle that will melt your heart, and the softest blonde curls you will ever touch. Her big brown eyes will captivate you and remind you why you traded in your schedule for hers and your wants for her needs. …