Sharing my story because we are not in this alone
I have found myself sitting on the floor of the bathroom completely exhausted, and the only thing keeping me awake is the splashing of the humpback whale imitators in the tub. I see you, mama. I see you pour everything you have into your family, and then you get up and do it all again the next day. The days truly are long, but those years are short. You are not alone in this. We are here for you.
Welcome to our life
I didn’t know what God was calling me to do, but I knew He was asking me to say yes to foster care. I didn’t have much to offer, but Jesus filled in my gaps.
I have a lot on my plate, and I find peace in productivity as I raise my 5 girls on my own. I’m constantly figuring out what works for us and what doesn’t.
Hard days seem to be the norm for the beginning months of a foster care placement. Those are the days that we struggled to survive, but looking back, they shaped our family’s story.
This story will probably make you really jealous of my life because of glam factor. Just kidding. It’s a poop story. This is my life now.
I’ve seen dark days, and I’ve seen amazing days throughout my journey as a single foster mom. God was always faithful in every single one of those days.
Over the past 4 years of being a single mom, I’ve had a long road of figuring out how to balance everything when it comes to life in general, but specifically my mental health.
Loving a child wholly means loving a child’s biological parents as well to honor their identity. Love requires sacrifice to our own ideals.
I’ll be honest, self-care was and is a hard lesson for me. I have had so many ups and downs throughout my fostering experience in the past 4 years that I have had to learn to fill my cup first to be a better mom to my girls.
God is in the details. He’s even in the details of a tattoo story and a middle name, and here’s the story of our middle names.
I started fostering 4 years ago, and through my experience, I’ve realized there’s only ONE thing you need to be a successful foster parent.
I joined Marc and Fuller on Real Talk Christian Podcast as they interviewed me about my story about being a single foster mom and adopting 5 kids.
As I began to panic over the possibilities of what could happen with my girls’ foster care case, I heard the song, “Good, Good Father,” begin to play over the radio. Peace rushed over me, and I was reminded that He loves my girls more than I ever could.
I’m a single, 28 year old mama to 5 beautiful girls, all of whom I adopted out of foster care. Join me as I share our story!
I struggled for a long time with my identity and what I had to offer the world, but I learned to accept myself for who God created me to be.
Living in a small house with multiple babies, I had to narrow down my baby products. These are my 5 favorites!
I’ve got 3 toddlers now, and boy are they always busy! I am all about free play, but here are some of our favorite structured activities to do!
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