Archives for December 2015

22 Things I’ve Learned in 22 Years

Since my birthday is coming up (Wednesday, December 30th!), I thought I would share some things I’ve learned along the way. 22 things I’ve learned in 22 years: You are never too old to tell your parents about your problems. Always be nicer than necessary; be the light in someone’s dark day. Help others because one… [Read More]

10 Things Every Foster Parents Need

During our first placements on our foster care journey, we have learned that there a several things you really need to have on hand. I’m going to share our top 10 things that foster parents need. Clothes – Every list on every blog I read about foster care stated that a few clothes in every… [Read More]

The Hope of Christmas

Christmas Eve started off with a flood of emotions. We woke up with our basement flooded (our basement is our bedroom, piano and laundry room). I’m not going to lie to you, it was not the way I wanted to start off Christmas Eve. We called my dad and he came to help us clean… [Read More]

Why Holidays Aren’t Happy in Foster Care

Two days before Christmas most kids are filled with excitement and anticipation, but not the kids under my roof. The kids under my roof are crying and asking to go home for Christmas. “That’s all I want! I want my momma!” he said with tears streaming. We then held our crying four year old and told him… [Read More]

The Struggle is a Blessing: A New Outlook on Infertility

So most of y’all know about my struggle with infertility. If you are my friend on Facebook, go to church with me or are friends with me in any capacity, you know how hard I’ve taken it. I have been broken. Broken beyond belief. I’ve cried out to God and asked why. Why me? What… [Read More]

A Man of God Shouldn’t Act This Way

Leaving your pastor’s office, tears streaming and temper flaring. You look to your spouse and ask, “How could someone we trusted and loved do this? He is supposed to be leading us, he’s supposed to love and care for God’s people. A man of God shouldn’t act this way.” I wonder how many church members… [Read More]

For Such A Time As This

During a time of trials, sometimes Romans 8:28 doesn’t comfort every need. I know it didn’t comfort me when I found out that I was infertile. I knew that all things worked together for good, but that didn’t mean that it made me feel better. I tried finding comfort in the church, in friends, in family,… [Read More]

To The Man I Love

To the man I love, Thank you for putting up with me during our awkward stage. You made my heart flutter, and I talked nonstop on our first date because I was so nervous. Thank you for being there when I cry. It doesn’t matter to you if I’m crying over something silly, you still… [Read More]

The Pain of Foster Care

“I don’t think I could do it, I’d get too attached and I couldn’t handle them going back home.” If I had a dime for every time someone said this to me, or for everytime I said it to somebody before I became a foster parent, I would be filthy rich. So many people don’t… [Read More]

My Heart Whispers…

In a world where women are “free” to be and do as they would like, I have found that you can only “do as you please” if you do what the world finds acceptable. If you have a different opinion, then, you are judgmental and hateful. The world cries for woman to dress how they… [Read More]