In a long line of mini-vans and suvs at 4pm sharp, I waited. Watching as little ones walked out the big doors hand in hand with a teacher or aide until they spotted their beloved..
As months passed, Jen’s disgruntled posture took a stronger and stauncher stance. Every time Jonathan or I showed each other affection with a word or a kiss, she lit in. Screams ..
The first day I met Jen she wanted to look through our wedding book. She pretended to look away at the shots of us kissing, but she couldn’t hide her smile. She saw love and knew..
Jen loved to tell stories. She wrote, drew, acted and sang them. And while there was the occasional deviation to encourage her pepper plants to grow, nearly every story was the s..
Two empty bedrooms led us to think we had the space to give kids in need a safe place. We googled “foster care” and began the process.
After 30 hours of STARS (the Specialized T..
Having never parented, our learning curve was steep. To put it mildly.
Our first long-term placement began in June 2014. Three siblings: Jen, Victor, and Nick. All had suffered ..
Nick wasn’t a morning person. I can respect that. And relate. His brother and sister woke on their own, often before my husband or I wished. But Nick usually had to be roused. Hi..