I’m sure a lot of us TTC can relate to today’s post secret.
At 10 months old, I know you better than her. I’m with you 5 days a week, 10 hours a day. I know every inch of your body, every boo boo and owie better than she does. I know, because I was there. I kissed every bump and shook off every fall. I know each moment when you first learned something…
I have felt this before throughout my years in childcare!
But what do i know? I dont have any “of my own”
I’m not sure how many other parents come to be a foster parent. Some find it a calling, some were foster kids and want to give back, and others — like me — suffer from infertility.
Right now I’m having a doubly difficult time waiting to start my family. I see many friends and family with their…
It’s amazing how I could have so many “friends” but no real friends. I’m talking about the friends that call me, text me, or stop by just to say hi because they were thinking of me. The kind of friends that contact me to see how things are going, not just to ask me for something or because they need a favor. I hate that i’ve hit this realization yet again in my life. I have a couple hundred facebook ‘friends’, but not one single person that i feel that i can share my true feelings with. And when I feel this sense of loss and hopelessness that i feel today, its impossible to share these feelings with just anyone. There isn’t one person who is in my shoes right now, and this is such a lonely place to be
I keep asking God,
"You know this hurts, right?"
As if He is unaware that this season is difficult for me.
As if He doesn’t know everything about me, every last detail.
As if He doesn’t know His very own daughter’s feelings.
As if my reminding Him of how uncomfortable this is, how much pain my heart is in, is going to change His plan for my good and His best for me.
This is incredibly beautiful
The holidays. Ugh! Amiright? Crazy consumerism, frenzied preparations, and the expectation to suddenly transform into Betty Crocker/Martha Stewart/Paula Dean. It’s overwhelming and insane.
I love it.
I love the food, the endless wine, baking cookies and pies, finding and chopping down the…
Episode 20: Clarity
This morning, my Facebook feed is 70% filled with snide posts from parents complaining that they didn’t get their extra hour of sleep from Daylight Savings due to their kids waking up early.
I especially like the post that says “Extra hour of sleep they say….must be for those people who don’t have kids.”
Yes…poor you…being woken up the baby you conceived for free without needles or anesthesia. I feel so sorry for you…because you know, it’s not like this early-waking phase will be temporary or anything.
I am just SO lucky to get that extra hour of sleep (which I didn’t even have) because I don’t have kids, right? When I’m old and grey and don’t have any grandchildren to spoil and am alone for holidays, I’m sure I will look back and say to myself, “Good thing I miscarried and all those thousands of dollars of infertility treatments did work, because I got all those extra hours of sleep during Daylight Savings!”
Just HAD to repost! Thank you for this!
Think about your words people!!!!
The woman on the left is a mother from Miami who was so desperate to feed her hungry family that she was trying to steal a lot of food.
The woman on the right is Miami-Dade County Police Officer Vicki Thomas. Officer Thomas was about to arrest Jessica Robles but changed her mind at the last minute.
Instead of arresting her, she bought Robles $100 worth of groceries:
“I made the decision to buy her some groceries because arresting her wasn’t going to solve the problem with her children being hungry.”
And there’s no denying they were hungry. Robles’ 12 year old daughter started crying when she told local TV station WSVN about how dire their situation was:
“[It’s] not fun to see my brother in the dirt hungry, asking for food, and we have to tell him, ‘There is nothing here.’”
Officer Thomas says she has no question that what she did was right:
“To see them go through the bags when we brought them in, it was like Christmas. That $100 to me was worth it.”
But Officer Thomas did have one request:
“The only thing I asked of her is, when she gets on her feet, that she help someone else out. And she said she would.”
And guess what? The story gets even better.
After word got out about what happened people donated another $700 for Jessica Robles to spend at the grocery store.
And then best of all a local business owner invited her in for an interview and ended up hiring her on the spot as a customer service rep.
She started crying when he told her:
“There’s no words how grateful I am that you took your time and helped somebody out. Especially somebody like me.”
And to think it all started with one veteran police officer trusting her “instinct” instead of going “by the book”.
Wow this story…. THIS is Jesus