A heart baby is a baby an adoptive mom prays for while she waits, wanders and loves baby even before they meet. Just as a biological baby grows in their tummy, her love for baby grows. When we choose to be parents of any sort biological or adoptive we are putting ourselves in a … More What Is A Heart Baby?
For us adoption is plan A. It is not us choosing it as a second resort. Regardless of having biological kids or adopting they are both a blessing. These are children and lives we are talking about, neither hold higher value because they are coming to us differently. Even if we have biological children, adoption … More Adoption Is Plan A
It does not surprise me when people ask what is the story behind each baby we get in our home. But it still irritates me when they ask. Knowing their stories isn’t going to benefit them in any way and it is not ours to share to begin with. Conversations usually start like this: Them: … More My Child Is Not A Gossip Session
Dear Judging Mamas, When did it become a society where we police each other in parenting? Where we feel the need to voice our opinion on our parenting style on other moms. To think that its right or “helpful”. When in reality it’s hurtful. The thing is I am going to make mistakes being a … More Let Me Make Mistakes
Where to begin….2017 was filled with many unpredictable events. This year we learned a lot about God’s provision and how we can have joy in every circumstance. -February: we got our little pet bunny, Duke. He was my Valentines day gift. -May: we decided to slowly begin our adoption journey through foster care. -June: we … More Our Christmas Letter 2017
It’s four in the morning. You hear the little feet heading to your bedroom, or the cry for you. Mama you are safe. You are hero. You are home not matter where your located. Some dread the middle of the night cries. Very few are eager to get up. When my sister was a baby … More Little Feet At 4 a.m.
After getting back from vacation we unpack and settle. The phone goes off. “Would you like to take a placement for a three year old girl?” My mind spins. The plan was babies. But this felt right. I look at Peter he says “yes.” Without much more to say I say “Yes” We knew nothing … More How Our First Placement Went
Trunk or Treat is one way to shed a little light on a holiday that has been called evil and unsafe. In the world we live in we never know what people are putting in our children’s candy. We see it as an opportunity to shine. Our church, West Sound Community Church wanted to create a … More Shedding Light On A Dark Holiday
When we were in the beginning process for foster care there was a stack of paper work asking us specific questions to select what would be a good fit for us. We came across a question that made me wonder why are people specific on what the child would look like? The question asked: “Do you … More Our Preference For Ethnicity
Our journey began with hurt. Tears weld in my eyes when I think of the lives some children are born into. The children who don’t have a mommy and daddy who love each other. Who wake up and think to themselves ‘how did I even make it to today?‘ The children who don’t … More A Love We Can Give