I’m Still Laughing

I've always been honest and open with Stella about how we became a family. She knows that I wasn't her first mom, and that she didn't grow in my belly. I tell her she grew in my heart for a really long time, before she even started to grow in her first mom's belly. We... Continue Reading →

Overboard

Raise your hand if you might have gone a little overboard on your kids Christmas gifts this year! No one?....Just me? At least I can walk in Stella's new playroom and see what my bank account looks like in product form. My child is also extremely grateful for everything she is given, which makes it... Continue Reading →

It Takes A Village

I wanted to do something different for Stella's adoption day photos. I wanted the pictures to tell a bigger story than just the day. You've heard the phrase, "It takes a village" and I truly know what that means now. These photos let our village tell our story. It wasn't just about Stella and I,... Continue Reading →

Anxiously Accomplished

It's hard to describe the feeling that comes over you when something you have worried and stressed over for so long, just disappears. I have been on pins and needles for 903 days. Never knowing if Stella would stay with me forever or not. Don't get me wrong, her case looked good, I knew she... Continue Reading →

Stella Frances

Saturday, June 13th, 2015 at around 8:30pm, I answered a phone call. A phone call that would change multiple lives. My case worker was calling to ask me if I would accept my first foster placements. She knew I planned to be an adopt only case, but I had a placement fall through the week... Continue Reading →

Manic Monday!

Holy guacamole, it's tomorrow! The day I've been waiting on for 902 days. Sassy's adoption day!!!!!! Seeing as how my brain is a chaotic storm of emotions and anxiety I thought I would share another bloggers adoption journey. Jonathan over at Strange Codex has one of those writing styles that just sucks you in to... Continue Reading →

A Name.

A name. We all have one. It's what identifies us to the world. Usually, it's a name you were given at birth. A name that was picked out because of its sound or passing a family members name down. In extremely rare cases, like this, you get to name the personality. Sassy was born with... Continue Reading →

Sweet November

November is the one month of the year when people purposely sit and contemplate about the things in their lives they are truly thankful for. Most days, being gracious isn't at the top of my list. In all honesty, most weekdays I'm just trying to make it home after work, through rush hour traffic, without... Continue Reading →

Finally

Court. It's a place I've become all too familiar with. A place I have frequented since I became a foster-mother. A place that gives out complimentary anxiety at the door. Two weeks ago today, I sat there, waiting impatiently to hear a judge say the words I had longed to hear for almost two and... Continue Reading →

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