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 in the hospital room and thinking about the upcoming court…

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. …