I had the worst nightmare ever. Because it was based off an actual day in my past, it felt so real. In fact, everything was exactly the same. Seated on my son’s bedroom floor, I danced and sang, toweling down my freshly washed little boy. My husband was in the other room, draining the tub. Everything was familiar.
“I couldn’t do it.” It’s the response foster parents hear the most. Personally, I’ve lost count of how many people have said it to me. Each time, I tilt my head, smile, and nod compassionately. And as they go on to remind me of all the pain I’ve experienced (or am experiencing in that very […]
May is National Foster Care Awareness Month. And today marks exactly one year since we decided to become foster parents. When I started my search and began calling agencies, I had no idea that I would look back 365 days later with a new, permanent family member to love. There was no way to predict […]
Dear sweet child, I know this is scary. One minute, you’re home. The next, you’re living with strangers. I can’t begin to imagine the confusion you are feeling, and I won’t pretend to understand. You’ve never met me before, but I’m going to be your foster mom. Alongside your foster dad, I will do my […]