Category Archives: foster care

Happy Double Digits!!

Dear Abby, I can’t believe you are already ten years old. A lot has changed since we first met you a little over 4 years ago. You were a few months shy of being 6. I’ll never forget those first … Continue reading

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Waiting for You

Dear Girls, We waited for 856 days for you to move with us. Over four years ago, we were told that the 3 of you would come to our family the same moment your brother did. But, God had a … Continue reading

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Happy 8th Birthday

Dear Alayla, Happy 8th Birthday sweet girl. I will never forget meeting you for the first time when you were only 4 years old. You stole my heart back then, and you still have it today. It is difficult to … Continue reading

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Happy 4th Birthday, AJ!

Dear Abel, I cannot believe you are already 4 years old! Oh my goodness! You have definitely turned into a little boy this year. You have grown so much in so many ways. But, you are definitely still Jaden’s baby! … Continue reading

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Heaven Rejoices at the Value of One

In the midst of trials, tribulations, and really difficult times, God has a way of showing up. He has a way of showing all of us that He is in control. In the middle of the storm, He makes it … Continue reading

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Happy 5th Birthday to a Special Girl

Dear Special One, I am very sorry your birthday letter is so late. Having a birthday on one of the biggest holidays of the year presents its challenges – that’s for sure! I think it took all of us 2 … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to A Precious 7 Year Old Girl!

Dear Sweet Girl, You are already seven! I can’t believe time has went by so quickly. You had just turned 4 when we first met almost three years ago! You stole our hearts from that first day. Your mischievous little … Continue reading

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Happy 3rd Birthday Little Stitch

Dear Abel, It was an Ohana kind of day. Early in the day, all your brothers and sisters hustled and bustled to get ready for your party. Excitement was in the air! When the party hour finally arrived, everyone wore … Continue reading

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Why?

Why? Why do I continue to subject myself and my family to the uneasiness, uncertainty, and the heartache that comes along with being a family who cares for innocent children in foster care? I don’t enjoy all the feelings and … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons Not to Become a Foster Parent

Being a foster parent isn’t easy. It’s actually one of the most difficult tasks the Lord has ever called me to. So, today, I am going to list the top 5 reasons why you should not consider becoming a foster … Continue reading

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