Saturday, October 4, 2014

2 Weeks Post-Placement

Hi friends!

I figured it was time for me to try to sit down and write an update on how things are going with our new family size. In case you haven't heard, our family has DOUBLED!

Yep. Two weeks ago, we accepted a placement for 3 siblings: a 2 year old boy, and 4 and 6 year old girls. Needless to say, our lives have been a lot busier since then!

Guys. I just can't even handle how awesome this is. #fosterparenting

I'm happy to say that the kids have fit in so well with our family, and it has gone about as easily as adding 3 kids to your family overnight possibly could. Of course the kids have some age-appropriate behaviors that we are working on, but nothing concerning. They are generally so good, and the girls are so eager to help out around the house.

These girls are going to turn my hair gray with all of their drama, but they are gems and I'm so thankful for them. ❤️ They were so excited to help me with dinner tonight.

Jude struggled a bit the first week or so. I think he was overwhelmed with having 3 kids in his space all of the time, and he was likely feeling a bit sad about not having our undivided attention all the time. And on top of that, I was so busy with 4 kids that I kept forgetting to give him his medicine, which makes a huge difference in how he does cognitively and behaviorally.

But this week has been much better. I make sure to give him his medicine, and Josh and I have been more intentional about connecting with Jude one-on-one a few times per day. Our oldest has also gotten really good about trying to play and interact with Jude. It makes my mama heart smile every time. And it's good in a different way for him to fight over toys with the younger two, too.

Bedtime Bible story with our wild, wonderful crew. Each person in this picture is such an undeserved blessing to me. Our hands and hearts are so full. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

The kids' goal is already adoption, and we are told that we can start that process in 90 days.

I can't even put into words how much we feel God's hand in all of this. It's just amazing. Our hearts and hands are full.


  1. This is wonderful to hear about! So glad it is going well.

  2. What a true blessing you are giving not just one but three children, I actually got tears reading your blog. your giving the children a chance, the chance to feel care, stability, and most of all love.
    kimberly lapp

  3. Wow, I am floored! Thank you for your testimony of blessing! Praying for you!

  4. How wonderful, not only for you all, but for them as well! Congratulations all around!

  5. I talked to your Mom yesterday and she is keeping me posted on all your activities. You know you all are and have been our prayers! So happy for you!

  6. Thanks for sharing. I am also a foster mama and enjoy connecting and sharing. Keep it up! You are doing awesome! I love how instantly, when a new little one comes into our home, bedtime Bible stories are a hit. They love to hear about God and we love to tell them. ;-)