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Brave enough to love

Brave Enough To Love

Friday, November 16, 2018

These are the nights when loving deeply hurts the most. Our foster baby who has been with us for nearly 15 months, left today to go live with her adoptive family. We are overjoyed for her future journey, but our hearts hurt deeply at the pain of saying goodbye. This is the side of fostering ...

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Presently Missing You

Saturday, April 21, 2018

As months and years pass, I'm constantly reminded of the cycle of life. I'm reminded that at any given moment, things can change. Close friends get married. Loved ones pass away. Co-workers change careers. Foster children leave our home to go to their adoptive one. Sometimes I feel as though I'm in a perpetual state of missing. Regardless ...

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Hidden Scars

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Hidden scars. These are the scars no one sees because they're hidden deep beneath the surface. On the outside, we look fine, but on the inside, there is a wound so deep and memories so painful that few are even given the knowledge that these scars exist. People try to understand, but they fall short. They ...

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Unexpected Love

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Don't be sad that it's over, just be glad that it happened to us. That's the first line of a song that's been on repeat since this morning. It's a song I'm sure a lot of girls play after a breakup, but that's not why I'm playing it. I'm playing it because my heart is preparing ...

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The Empty Swing

Monday, June 6, 2016

The sun had just begun to set and only minutes remained before the park closed for the night. The parents and children were all gathering their things from the day and were on their way out. She opened the gate that stood between the park and the parking lot, and stepped inside. She heard the children ...

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Fostering The Broken Hearts

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

I love getting into conversation with individuals when fostering is the topic of discussion. I often hear the same reaction from everyone I speak to: "That's so great you do that, but I could never. I couldn't bear to let that child go. It'd be too painful." And every time, I politely smile View post

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