Jeff and I get this question repeatedly: My ____ just lost their ___, what can I do? The question varies but usually includes death, a terminal diagnosis, some kind of very difficult path. I’m grateful people have trusted me with answering those questions and decided to ask my Instagram peeps what specific questions they have… Continue reading Grief Support Q&A
Well, hello! I haven’t been writing on here for quite some time. Something that used to make me feel a tiny bit normal sort of became the opposite. I’m going to try this one out and see how it goes! I was scrolling through Instagram a while back when I came across a post about… Continue reading Rainbow
It’s that time of year again! We’re raising funds as Team Blake for Cure SMA. This is our fifth year making Team Blake shirts. We design a new one every year around this time because of a walk we do for Cure SMA. In years past we have used a t-shirt company to process the… Continue reading Team Blake 2020
If you missed it, we finalized Everly’s adoption at the end of October! Tonight, I spent an hour on the phone with a Mama who is interested in fostering and open to adoption. I’ve had numerous similar conversations with other parents since Evie joined our family. I thought I would answer some questions we’re asked… Continue reading Adoption questions
We went back and forth on what to do in memory of Blake this holiday season. Last year, we were very successful (thanks to you!) in gathering tons of toys for foster children. Check out Facebook for photos ❤ Over the last couple weeks, a few people have been asking about the plan for this… Continue reading Baskets
If you missed it, read A baby? first. After we said yes, we told the social worker that we would like to go and see her in the hospital. It only took a couple hours before we were given the go ahead to visit. I remember saying to Jeff in the elevator, “What do we say… Continue reading We meet
Last September, as I was leaving work on a Friday afternoon I got the email from our licensor, “Congratulations! You are licensed foster parents.” I called Jeff to tell him. All of a sudden after months of preparation, it was today. We were both anxiously excited. Jeff was going out of town for the weekend… Continue reading A baby?
After 407 days in foster care, 5 social workers, sooo many smiles and a few tears, it is finally official. We are SO proud to introduce our fourth daughter, Everly Joy. Thank you for supporting us, near and far, in bringing Everly into our family. She is, and will always be, fiercely loved.
A couple weeks ago, our little guy moved to a new foster home. Back when he moved in we agreed to be a temporary placement of two months. As time passed, we realized he needed a home for a lot longer than that, which is why he stayed for six months. Due to some bullshit… Continue reading More Loss
We are coming up on, what would be, Blake’s 4th birthday. As you all know, we celebrate Blake as often as we can. What better way to celebrate her than by showing love to those who need it? This year I reached out to our local Children’s Administration office and asked what they might need… Continue reading Blake’s Birthday