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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.

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Saying yes.

I got a phone call today from someone I love dearly asking if I would say yes to opening up our home to foster a tiny newborn. Our house is a disaster with our kitchen reno, I have no clue what work would look like, but we said yes and got to work cleaning and […]

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Dear Foster Mama who had to say goodbye

Dear Foster Mama who had to say goodbye, I am so sorry. Your pain is real. Your grief is real. Whether or not “we signed up for this” doesn’t negate the feelings. Remember that. Commit it to your heart. Don’t let the enemy’s lies tell you otherwise. Thank you for being willing to do one […]

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Goodbyes & Guilt

I’ve shared pretty openly about our last few days together here, but I’ve never shared about the guilt I fight daily. We had 3 days between the call where we learned he would be leaving our home and the day that we dropped him off at another home. It has been close to 8 months, […]

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When you get “the call”.

We got the call at 11:04am on November 8th. A 7 day old baby needed a safe place to stay. We weren’t supposed to be getting calls, but we got it anyway. I couldn’t imagine us saying no, though, so we said absolutely yes. Ty left work early, got diapers and formula on his way […]

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No child is actually ours.

This is us. Well… this was us. Ty, Alex, The Babe, and our rescue Beagle Nollie. Before foster care we didn’t have any biological children. We had never parented. We have no clue what we were doing. We said yes anyway. We often got asked (and still get asked, just not as much) if we […]

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“I couldn’t do it”

“I couldn’t do it; it would be too hard to say goodbye.” I thought it several times. I’ve heard it said to me over and over. We actually experienced saying goodbye 7.5 months ago. After close to 11 months of loving the boy who made us parents, we were given 3 days notice of him […]

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One Year Ago.

I cannot believe this was a year ago. I remember the warmth of the sun on our skin. I remember how freaking happy this boy was, even though we pushed bedtime a little just to get these images to celebrate 6 months of him being alive. I remember how excited I was to show his […]

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Digging deep into the fears

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 […]

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Instead it was hard to say no…

It’s been just over 7 months since the day we said goodbye to the boy who made us parents. Since that day our license has been “on hold” meaning we haven’t gotten any calls for placements. Until today. We got our first placement call since saying goodbye. I thought I would be scared to say […]

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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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