Well, I finally took the steps to start! It’s been a long journey! Like most things in my life I can procrastinate for a long time… and then get it done in short order! Unfortunately I tend to get bored after a while and rarely stick with things! I’m sure there is an entire post hiding in those few sentences, but this is an introduction!!
I am a Mom. It has been my main title for 25 years… my first child just turned 25 a couple of weeks ago. My last child is turning 20 next month. My middle child is living halfway around the world and will be visiting in… 3 weeks, 4 days, 0 hours, 7 minutes and 55 seconds… not that I’m counting! I am also a wife, and my faithful partner of almost 30 years has been by my side through all of this. I might even share some of his thoughts along the way!
I’ll introduce you to them in future posts and tell you how they have influenced my parenting journey! We are also foster parents, a relatively new journey for us, although the journey began 7 years ago… or maybe even before that if I think about it.
I have had the privilege of navigating most of these challenges with a group of Mom’s by my side… other mothers… who have laughed with me, cried with me, cheered me up and even at times held me back from the ugly! We have learned a lot together! Mostly that we are all flawed, none of us get it right 100% of the time but all of us benefit from being honest with each other. I hope to share some of our journey with you as I blog.
I have begun this because we are foster parents to kids… who have an “other mother” facing challenges I can’t even begin to understand. And my heart breaks for her… as I mother her children… and step in the gap for a season. It feels like a sacred trust, and a weight I know I cannot bear alone!
So welcome to the journey! I make no promises on how often I’ll post or where the content will go, but I’m thrilled you’ve read this far and I hope you come back for the next post!
In the midst of the mess,