As DJ was transitioning to his family member’s house a few weeks ago, I got a lot of mixed messages from people. It felt to me like people were approaching it as if my biological child had died suddenly and I would never recover. And this is where I think I need to clarify a … More What Exactly is Foster Care?
If other foster families are anything like I am, it can be hard to ask for help. Even when we desperately need it. If someone does ask me how they can help, I typically either blank and cannot think of anything in the moment, or feel bad asking and end up just saying “we’re good!” … More 10 Practical Ways to Help Foster Families
I know, I know. I’m a terrible blogger. Last you heard from me I was waiting to be approved as a foster parent, and it’s eight months later and I’m on my second placement, who has been with me for almost two months! So here is a quick life update and some lessons I’ve learned … More Fearless, Ferocious, Unreasonable Love
If you know me or have read my blog over the past few years, you know that several years ago the Lord placed a passion for orphan care on my heart, which I believe started when I truly realized the weight of my Dad’s adoption story and was even more accelerated once Joel entered my … More The Unknowable Future at My Doorstep
This fun family let me invade their home and capture a few sweet moments with their new little one! Welcome to the world, Harper. You are adorable and greatly loved!
This past weekend I was able to spend some time with my beautiful friend Meredith and got to meet her sweet little newborn babe, Rosalie. Meredith has made me laugh, kept me sane and been a voice of reason and a listening ear for over two years now. I am seriously missing her at work and (don’t tell her) … More Newborn Session: Rosalie
These beautiful sisters surprised their mom with an early Mother’s Day Photoshoot! Here are some of my favorites from their fun family session!
Today marks six months since I left South Africa and the kids from Ratang Bana have been on my mind more than ever this week. Would you join me in praying for these precious kids by name? Downloadable PDF: Ratang Bana Prayer Guide __________________________________________ Four years ago this month I was returning from my very first trip to … More Just Pray
There are days at Ratang when things seem perfect. The weather is wonderful, the children’s creative juices are flowing during craft time, I get to hug on and take fun pictures with kids for hours, and the Bible story is clearly understood and recited back to us. Yesterday was not one of those days. The … More The Chaos of Ministry
This weekend was one that I will not quickly forget. As I’ve mentioned before, every so often we visit Granny Evelyn and a bunch of super fun kids at her creche (day care) in Alexandra. On Friday, we decided to take the kids out for a field trip to the Bunny Park. We crammed 27 … More Hearts-a-Melting