Some of my Favorite Published Pieces

Over the past few years I've had the chance to write for Crosswalk and a few other great websites. While I love meeting the challenge of writing to a prompt, a few of these articles stand out as really have being my heart on paper. I wanted to create a list to bookmark the ones … Continue reading Some of my Favorite Published Pieces

Foster Care Reflections: Saying Goodbye

We knew this day was coming... from day one we knew our girl wouldn't stay.  Our role for her was a temporary sanctuary for a family in crisis.  They just needed time to regroup but not for one moment did I doubt their love and devotion to their daughter. Today was that day...  The day … Continue reading Foster Care Reflections: Saying Goodbye


Warning, this is just going to a quick word vomit because time is in short supply and my brain is being pulled to its edges.  I wanted though to try to take a moment to reflect on and sort out some of the emotions the past few days have brought into our lives. Wednesday we … Continue reading Thoughts.


This week we got the news we are officially approved as Foster Parents. One step closer to growing our family a less traditional way. Since being approved I've been thinking a lot about what it means to be prepared.... Of course our training aimed to "prepare us" for what it is going to take to … Continue reading PREPARED


We've done it.  We've completed the paperwork, our home visit, and physicals.  We now are just waiting. We first have to wait for all the mountains of paperwork to be processed.  They still have to complete a background check on us, which takes weeks.  In about 4-6 weeks, we should get that approval e-mail saying … Continue reading Waiting.

Foster-to- Adopt Update: Part 3

We have officially finished all of our training, almost ALL of our paperwork, and our last home visit is scheduled.  We are in the home stretch of the approval process and soon will just be waiting until we get that first life-changing call. Right now we mostly feel nervous. I am nervous we won't be able … Continue reading Foster-to- Adopt Update: Part 3

Foster Care Training, Part 2

This week marked week 3 out of a total of 5 Foster Parent training sessions.  It's starting to feel more real with each week that passes.  It feels challenging to prepare much more than just digesting all the information we are being exposed to because we have no clue how long a child will come … Continue reading Foster Care Training, Part 2

Foster Care Training, Part 1

The Hubs and I are a few sessions into our foster care training.   I posted on my Instagram after the first session that we came out 100% overwhelmed!!! We got a hint of what we were saying "yes" to and fear swooped right in.  Thankfully this past week we took a moment, talked to each … Continue reading Foster Care Training, Part 1

The House.

Our family is at the start of a new beginning! We are entering a part of our lives where grace reaches down from Heaven, nudges our hearts to step out to love a little more than we thought possible. By Grace we have what we need to make this God-inspired dream a reality.  We are … Continue reading The House.