What are you afraid of? What causes you to go into fight, flight or freeze mode? Sorry if the picture unsettles you! We visit the Hibernaculum every year and I find the garter snakes fascinating. But many are afraid of them. For some it's snakes, spiders or mice. For others it's heights, public bathrooms, or… Continue reading Facing the Unknown
I went fishing this week. The pond was small, the sky was blue, the water was calm. It was breathtakingly peaceful. For a while the surface of the water was like glass, perfectly reflecting the shore line. We watched a pelican floating nearby and a beaver gnawing a stick. The peace was almost tangible. Then… Continue reading Ripples
People often ask us what it's like to have foster kids in our home. It has been an interesting journey to say the least. It doesn't mean we are perfect parents, that we did everything right with our own kids or that we will do everything right with the ones we care for now. I… Continue reading What does it look like to be a Foster Parent?
Joy! There has been so much joy these two have brought to our home. Watching them learn to play in our world has been a lot of fun! We have enjoyed so many firsts! And through them we have learned anew how to count our blessings! Our family and friends have offered their resources and… Continue reading Blessed
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.Alexander Pope This was a week of unmet expectations. Maybe you've been there. The planned vacation is almost ruined by the weather. The anticipated meeting goes a direction you didn't see coming. The carefully saved money has to cover a repair. The well thought… Continue reading Expectations