Posts tagged with: foster care

Three Eggs

*This is the first in an installment of a series I intend to write about my five years of experience as a foster mom. In August of 2010, I found myself suddenly in Tanzania on a bus full of high... Read More

The Now

How has it been almost two months since I last posted? I suppose because my life has been a whirlwind of closing on our old house and cleaning it out, travel, classes, setting up a business, and being a wife... Read More


We threw Sugar Biscuit his fourth birthday party this evening. Every milestone is a little reminder of how far he’s come, of the miracle of love and the healing power of time. In four days, it marks the day he... Read More

My Letter

Flower, You’ve been gone 16 days. I’m surprised by this number, the same as your age, the sum of your years around the sun. Time stood still after you left, the way time does when our lives tilt off their... Read More

Brain Dump

After the sudden removal of Flower daughter last week, I’m left feeling pretty burned. The last two placements have been hard for my kids, in that the kids were yanked with no warning and with lots of drama. Some days, I... Read More

On making friends with your limitations….

You must also make friends with your limitations.  Start by honestly assessing what you are capable of, and I don’t mean in some ideal world where you are always rested and you have all the money and time you need... Read More

A Letter from My Mom

My mother and father wrote precious letters to Flower, right before she was moved. We were all urging her to make good choices, telling her how much she is loved. I thought I would share them here, with their permission,... Read More

Slip-Sliding Away

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.”- John Lennon   It’s been a rough week. In foster care, they say that every case has a honeymoon period, and it’s true. Kids usually... Read More

Support is Key

I am so grateful for the people in my life who support me so that I can do this work. I have friends and family who call just to check in and listen, a my lovely and loyal housecleaner and... Read More


In most states, foster parents are allowed to intervene in their foster child’s case after having the child in their home for a certain length of time. In Texas, on year is usually considered the standard amount of time you... Read More