Friday, April 29, 2016

The First Call.......

Well it came.  The call we've been waiting for.  The reason we started all of this to begin with.  Two calls in fact on the same day.  I guess I could say I'm proud that we didn't rush, that we asked the correct questions, that we discussed it with each other, that we made a good decision.  But the decision we made, for both, is that it wouldn't be a good fit for our family.  But instead of feeling ok, that we stuck to the very few requirements we both agreed on, I feel sad.  Helpless.  I have prayed for these two children so much in the past three days.  I am hoping they have found the place where they should be.  I will continue to pray for them, their bio families, the families that will foster them and for the long paths they are now on.  And I will continue to wait, for another call, for another chance to say yes.

Thursday, April 14, 2016


I wasn't quite expecting to hear that today, I thought for sure we were another week or two out.  But that's the information I got. My case worker had the signed report on her desk this morning.  All I have to do is sign it and we will be open.  So many things are going through my head right now.  When will the call come?  Will it be a good fit?  As I sit here and play all of those questions in my head I also have to case scenario is that the call won't come because no children are taken into care. However, I understand the world that we live in.  So until the call comes I will pray for the littles and their parents and hope that in their time of need we can be here to help.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Show and Tell Tuesday: Talk Show

This is something I have dreamed of since I used to run home from the bus to turn on Oprah! Who would I interview when Oprah called me to take her place?!? So here you go, my top list of people that I would love the opportunity to interview!


Start with the one that has interviewed them all.  Her life story is one that I just love.  A rough beginning that with hard work and determination led her to be one of the best.  Nothing was handed to her, she worked hard to create her empire.  She has spoken to the most amazing people that have lived in the past century.  To be in her head for a few days would be a dream come true. 

Julia Roberts

Who doesn't love her?!? We don't need those people in our lives.   She is the embodiment of grace and beauty.  An actress that everyone aspires to be.  From the moment I first saw Pretty Woman I was a fan.  I've seen, I think, every single movie since then.  Her story lines are classic and she doesn't turn out bad movies.  Shes worked with the best of the best while still managing to maintain a normal life for her family.  As much as 'normal' can be when you're Julia Roberts. 

The MAG 7

My show would be filled with "Where are they now?" segments and this is where is would begin.  I fell in love with gymnastics during the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, Shannon Miller, Kim Zmeskal, Betty Okino, Dominique Dawes, Kerri Strug, and Wendy Bruce.....yes I still recall them all this many years later.  I breathed gymnastics for the next four....ok 24 years.  But 4 years later the women's team took gold and created a whole new love for the sport.  A moment I will never ever forget.  Id just love to know where they all are now. 

Princess Kate

Every girl wanted to be a princess when they grew up...... and she did!! Or is she a Duchess? Palaces, tiaras, jewels, and the queen! All things I would love more than anything to hear about.  Of course she would bring her little along with her too so we could have a magical play date.

President Obama

I'd probably want to interview any sitting President but I had mad respect for this one and picking our presidents brain for an hour would just make this momma happy. 

Stay tuned later this week for an up date on our foster process and a look back at our recent trip to Ireland!!!
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