Quick Update

We’ve been pretty quiet on the blog lately, mainly because we have been very busy. Besides every day life of working and managing the home, we have been busy sorting through all the donated items.  We have been trying to categorize items and box things up so we can make room for the many more … More Quick Update

Home Study

Many people have asked us, “What is a home study?”  I joke and say, “It’s where you get every aspect of your life investigated and you are left feeling a little violated.”  All jokes aside, I completely understand why agencies conduct home studies.  The children that are being adopted have more than likely been removed … More Home Study

National Foster Care Month

In case you didn’t already know, May is National Foster Care Month.  Have you ever looked at the statistics of foster children?  It’s very heartbreaking. This is an image from 2012 that I got from https://www.fosterclub.com/article/statistics-foster-care. Here is another image from 2014 that I found at http://trinitykids.org/TheirStory/FosterCare/tabid/101/Default.aspx. These statistics are eye-opening and very sad.  Our hope … More National Foster Care Month

Lists and More Lists

I am the type of person who enjoys making lists.  I have always been an organized person.  I always had my movies in alphabetical order, books in alphabetical order, etc.  Everything had its place and purpose.  I create lists about basically everything.  I have a sense of satisfaction when I can cross things off my … More Lists and More Lists

Asking for Help

As most of our friends and family know, we aren’t good at asking for help. In fall 2012, after the miscarriages, I got very sick. I ended up getting shingles in my inner ear which triggered a vestibular disorder called labyrinthitis.  It happened completely out of nowhere; loud ringing in my ears, loss of balance to … More Asking for Help

Feeling Overwhelmed

From:  Wednesday, April 5, 2017 We’ve been doing a lot of research about adoption, ways to raise money, what’s needed to apply for grants or loans, etc. There are so many things going through our minds. It’s hard to take a step back and just breathe and move forward slowly, one step at a time. … More Feeling Overwhelmed