And, of course, happy Father’s Day to the first man who called me princess and taught me how to work hard, study the Word, and enjoy an impromptu dance party. ❤️
“To the fatherless he is a father. To the widow he is a champion friend. To the lonely he makes them part of a family. To the prisoners he leads into prosperity until they sing for joy. This is our Holy God in his Holy Place!” Psalms 68:5-6 TPT _____ Not many people are thrust into fatherhood overnight when three kids show up on your doorstep. But Rory Mathisen has handled this whirlwind journey like a champ. He’s stepped into broken places, spoken words of life, and led our family oh so well. I’m so proud of the greatest dad I know! _____ Happy first Father’s Day, babe!
“Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you.” Ephesians 3:20 TPT ______ This was the view from my front porch yesterday morning. God has always whispered to me through sunrises. _____ It’s been an intense week for our little family. We would so appreciate your prayers. _____ God has reminded me a few times this last week about the difference between looking at the facts vs. meditating on the truth. Grateful for Him who never changes and Who is our only constant.
If there’s one thing this last month has taught me (ok that I’m still learning each day) it’s to be on the lookout for the little joys. #fosterlove #fostermama #fostercare
“The call to give thanks, not at the end, but in the midst, began to reverberate inside us. We may never arrive at the ending we hoped for, so if we waited until then to celebrate all that had been given to us, that celebration might never come at all. We were learning, ever so slowly, the truth of what John Newton wrote: ‘All shall work together for good, everything is needful that He sends; nothing can be needful that He withholds.’” _____ Katherine and Jay Wolf’s story was so very encouraging to my heart. To read of how their lives were completely turned upside down and their faithfulness to our God and to one another was incredible. I was so blessed by their testimony and grateful for their vulnerability in sharing the nitty gritty details of a harrowing season and grateful for the way they gave thanks to God in all of it. #hopeheals
Happy #nationalbestfriendday to all of my gal pals, near and far! 👯♀️💗😍
It’s been almost a month since the kiddies have come to stay with us. To say that it’s been a long few weeks would be an understatement. There is so much that goes on behind the cute pictures I’ve been posting, and it’s not all pretty. _____ I’ve been attempting to process everything and think through all of the changes our family is going through right now, and my brain has been working overtime. How do you process bringing three kids into your home who you’ve never met but are expected to parent and care for? (Let me know if you’ve got any tips.) _____ The kids came to us Mother’s Day weekend. As most of you know, we’ve been walking through my health issues and infertility over the last year and a half. While it was amazing timing for God to send the kids to us on Mother’s Day weekend, the ache is still there for a baby. It’s not going away anytime soon, I don’t think. _____ The strangest thing about becoming a foster mom for me is that I don’t necessarily feel like a mom. I love these kids but wow do I struggle each day, much more so than I thought I would. It’s hard not to feel like a glorified babysitter when they are only with us in the evenings and on weekends. I know that’s a lie from you know where, but just keeping it real. _____ Not really sure where this post was going, but wanted to kind of give you a brain dump and let you into the things that are stirring in my heart. Never before have I been so grateful for our community and the people we have surrounding us. We couldn’t be doing this without you! _____ I’m so grateful for a God who gives us hope in the wilderness and promises to finish what He began. He’s so good and faithful. _____ #fosterlove #thishardcalling #graceupongrace
Happy birthday (yesterday) to the best mama there is!!! Now that I’m a mama I appreciate you on a whole ‘nother level! #LittleMommy
Those smiles were hard earned! 2.5 mile hike and we all didn’t die (contrary to what they believed would happen 😂). #countingeveryblessing #fosterlove #fostermama
Happy happy birthday to this dear friend and sister of my heart who is always full of joy! #29andfeelingfine