re-al (adj.): genuine, not artificial or imaginary.
My journey as a single foster mom.

Yay!! School.

So, school has finally begun for both girls.  I don’t know if I’m in the minority here, but A6 and her ADHD is difficult to deal with and having her back in school for several hours is a blessing.  Plus it’s just nice to be back on a more regular schedule

New family member

So this week I added a new girl to my family. Her name also starts with an A, but she’s 13, so I guess I’ll be referring to them as A13 & A6 😉
Sadly, A13 has a strict “no contact” rule with her family which she is finding difficult to deal with. As would anyone, I suppose.

Short Placement

So I just had a one week placement! Two teenage sisters joined our household for one short week. They were sweet girls, this was their first detainment.
The 16 year old was helpful & cried a lot. The 13 year old helped when asked and was very angry at her situation, but they were both very respectful.
It was good for my 6 year old though, she definitely benefited from having big sisters who help without arguing first, and who offer to help all on their own. 😉

Hysterical!!

Hysterical!!

Forever and a Day part Two

It’s been so long since I’ve been on Tumbler that I had to make up a new password. (Yikes!!) it’s amazing how much busier life gets when you’re actually being a mom!

Forever and a Day

So, yesterday I celebrated my first Mother’s Day. (Yay!) I’ve had my six year old, A, for a little over five months now, and the highlight of my day was our dinner time prayer. It was myself, A, and my mom, it was my turn to pray, I was thanking God for my mom for what a good mom she was and asked that I would be as good a mom as she was; A started whispering to me during my prayer, “you’re a good mom, mom. Mom, you’re a good mom.”

New Blessing & Karma

So, I’ve had my new 6 yr old darling for one week & one day now. And she is adorable and yet one of her particular quirks is that she constantly tells me “I know.”
My mom thinks that she is the perfect child for me, as she reminds me I used to drive my Granny up a wall telling her “I know” to things I couldn’t possibly know.
Oh, karma….how you haunt me.

bookkats:

Christmas Books: Classics, Children’s, Adult’s, Books you didn’t know were about Christmas
Every year I look for a great Christmas book to read during Advent. Here are some that I enjoy…View Post

Good list!

bookkats:

Christmas Books: Classics, Children’s, Adult’s, Books you didn’t know were about Christmas

Every year I look for a great Christmas book to read during Advent. Here are some that I enjoy…

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Good list!

bradmathias:

Timing is everything…Advent reminds us to “look” for Christ’s coming. To remember anew that Christ did come2013 years…View Post

As I sit waiting for a Foster Placement at Christmas. (I was REALLY looking forward to having kids at Christmas) this blog post about God’s perfect timing is a good reminder.

bradmathias:

Timing is everything…

Advent reminds us to “look” for Christ’s coming. To remember anew that Christ did come2013 years…

View Post

As I sit waiting for a Foster Placement at Christmas. (I was REALLY looking forward to having kids at Christmas) this blog post about God’s perfect timing is a good reminder.

Heather Scott