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I am not a dog person…but I became one today

I am not a dog person…but I became one today

(First of all, I want to start this blog post off by saying this...I know people are suffering and struggling from Covid sickness and there are far greater problems in the world than mine.  In my small circle of people I know there has been great loss in the past...

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This bond between us can’t be broken…

This bond between us can’t be broken…

Every night before I lay baby "J" (our 17 month old foster daughter) down in her crib for the night, I sing her the song from Tarzan.  You know the one, the Phil Collins song, "You'll be in my heart."  This song takes place in the movie is after Tarzan's parents have...

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I don’t even know where to begin…

I don’t even know where to begin…

It has been a bit since I've sat down to blog.  The list of excuses goes as follows: no time, nothing to say, too much to say, no one cares, people judge, too many kids, afraid to be too honest, afraid to not be honest enough...I could go on and on. The truth is, life...

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Spread your wings and fly sweet girls…

Spread your wings and fly sweet girls…

Last Friday was a hard day. Let me rewind a bit.  Life with 10 kids is hard.  Working full-time, the demands of life, work, kids, sports, health...you name it, I felt  all the demands.  Somedays I would lay down to sleep at night and I couldn't believe where the day...

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What did we sign up for…?

What did we sign up for…?

  It's been a month now that we said "yes" to another member of our foster care journey.  It's been a whirlwind.  Every day has brought a challenge and I'll be honest, some days it's hard to keep wanting to say "yes" to foster care.  Before I dive into the past...

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Far From Perfect….

Far From Perfect….

Lately I have been caught in this inner turmoil of appearance...in more ways than one.  Let me explain.  I occasionally see a Facebook memory pop up in my feed and I cringe inside.  I was that person who posted pictures of my kids, all in matching outfits portraying...

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My heart will never be the same…

My heart will never be the same…

August 7th I received a call from foster care placement like I normally do multiple times a week.  “Hello, this is ------- from placement, do you have any room in your home for a placement today?”  I answered like I do every single time they call me, “We currently...

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