Today would have been my grandmother's 96th birthday. She passed away in March, and I miss her a lot. Oddly, if you had asked me fifteen-twenty years ago to whom was I closest among my grandparents, I probably would have answered "Papa" (my mom's dad). I have fond memories of he and I sitting on … Continue reading Happy Birthday
Since a few days before July 5, I have been on the highway to Crazytown. We confirmed our first foster child placement and prepared for his arrival. I will call him B, and I will get into approximately zero details. Now, he's been here over a month, and we're just taking it day by day. … Continue reading On legacies
As of yesterday, our family is officially licensed to begin foster care in the state of Texas. YEEHAW! So many feelings... but really the overwhelming one is peace. And I am not a naturally peaceful person! And yet... when I think about our family being turned upside-down, I am so excited and so at peace. … Continue reading We are official!
It's February 16, and we're almost half-way done. We have some big steps left on the road to fostering/adoption (I'll abbreviate F/A), but we're really not far from the end of the road. In fact, we're so close to having a possible "placement" that our agency said, yeah, you can take him/her with you on … Continue reading Why we stayed quiet
So much of motherhood is about your little people's dreams. But what about other peoples' little people? Kids in the Texas foster care system are more times than not left to bounce from home to home until someone adopts them - or they age out of the system. Bexar county, where we live, has rather … Continue reading I have a wild imagination.
Literally. I want to talk about things. Our stuff. Our purchases. Several months back - years?! no way... - I said I wanted to buy LESS, and when I have to buy, try to buy ethically and as sustainably as possible (or second-hand etc etc). Consumption must decrease for me to have peace. Guess what, … Continue reading Some thoughts on things.
As the Advent season rounds third and we get closer to Christmas, I am writing to remind myself and you to be yourself. What do you like to do for the holidays? Are you doing those things? What kind of Christmas do you want for your kids? Are you doing that for them? Are you … Continue reading Be yourself.