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When Wasps Become Butterflies

When I was first born my parents were living on a countryside in rural Missouri. They rented a big, old farm house bordering the Missouri State Penitentiary that had a life of its own,  including mushrooms growing from the carpet, a swarm of wasps nesting in the ceiling, an army of ants infesting the downstairs closet and so much dampness that anything made of metal soon rusted…not to mention the bricks that had to be placed under the furniture to correct the uneven floors! 1,370 more words

Where Do All the Foster Teens Go?

The month of March leaves me thinking about our former foster son, Sean. He turned 16 a few days ago. We received a copy of the latest foster review for him and the youngest sibling of our children. 624 more words


making moves

We have officially been in our new home for almost three weeks. All the boxes are unpacked, pictures are hung, and we have added a new addition to our family, a dog. 367 more words


Wow Did I Mess Up!!!!!

I bow down to pray
I try to make the worse seem better
Lord, show me the way…- Lady Gaga, Million Reasons

You know when you live from moment to moment it is hard to remember that sometimes you  need to plan. 737 more words


An Amazing and Unexpected Journey 

My husband of 7 years, Doug and I have started the process of becoming foster parents. This is a decision that we have been talking about off and on for a couple years and we finally decided to take the jump! 324 more words


I Didn't See This Coming!

I waited outside the door. My foster children would soon finish their visit with their parents. It had been a month since the kids had been removed. 838 more words

Day To Day

Murder and Attachment: Bonding Games to Play on a Snow Day

“You’re gonna poke someone’s eye out!” is one of my favorite quotes from the movie “A Christmas Story.” In an ill-advised burst burst of mom-creativity, I did not heed this advice. 736 more words