Digging deep into the fears

April 25, 2019

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Today at counseling we dug deep into the fears that surround saying yes to foster care again.

We dug into the conflicting lies that tell me that saying yes would mean I love this boy in the photo less. That I’m “replacing” him. The ones that simultaneously say I could never give another child the love they deserve because I love this boy too much. That they’ll never compare and it would be a disservice to say yes to them. It feels so silly when I type it out, but the fears and emotional response are there so now it’s time to dig through them and replace them with truths.

Emotions are so messy and hard to work through and Satan pounces at any chance he can get to slip in lies that feel so true.

Sometimes you just need that extra challenge and also validation from someone who’s removed from the situation. Sometimes your heart needs to hear that you shouldn’t judge your emotions, but instead slowly take the time to sort through them. Sometimes your heart just needs help recognizing why it’s so easy to believe the things you believe based on circumstances you’ve walked through.

I’m so so thankful that we decided to start seeing a counselor three years ago. And I’m also so thankful that I cried the one time he asked if we thought it was time to start spacing out sessions to eventually not need him any more and he’s never asked again since… because I’m still not ready 😂😜

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hey there, I'm Alex!

categories

Along with running multiple businesses, we’ve also stepped into the call of foster parenting, and it’s simultaneously been the heart-growing + heart-wrenching thing we’ve ever done. Welcome to where I share my heart about it all.

business

foster care

life

photography

wellness

popular posts

EOs every photographer needs

dear new foster mama

Our master bathroom refresh

ways to use stock photos for your biz

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