Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Just One Year (JOY)

It was just about one year ago that Bill and I began a journey that will probably change us forever.

Before I introduce you to the little person that has invaded our home with sweet baby love, I wanted to share the journal entry I wrote back in October, 2016.

Today was the day we took our official first step in our foster care journey.  Bill and I attended an information session at a local foster care agency.

We met A and S who were very nice.
Afterwards, we went across the street to a diner for some coffee and dessert.  It was then that we decided to move ahead.

Bill had to take multiple work calls tonight so I was playing around on my phone.  On the USCCB website the readings were:

First Reading: Ephesians 5:21-33 (Our wedding's first reading)
Responsorial Psalm- Ps128:1-2 3-5   Blessed are those who fear the Lord. (I sure was fearful of what the Lord seemed to be asking us to do!)
Gospel: Luke 13 18-21  The kingdom of God.  What is it like?
It is like a mustard seed that a man took and planted in the garden.  When it was fully grown, it became a large bush and the birds of the sky dwelt in its branches.
(There's an analogy to be made there, I think)

It may be the first official step, however, I do believe the seeds have been planted throughout my entire life.


Baby J came to us on October 11th.  She was 3 days old.
We still don't know much of her story, or how long we'll have her.  But for now, we are enjoying her and showering her with love. 


  1. Oh my goodness a sweet newborn. What a blessing you are to her. You looks so happy in the picture.

  2. Be still my heart!! There are so many little ones that need love, security, warmth, and trust that you and Bill are able to provide. May God continue to watch over you all, keeping you in the palm of His hand.

  3. My sweet friend!!!
    I am sooo happy for you all...and for that sweet baby, who will indeed be showered with love and God's graces!!
    The security and love and comfort your beautiful family will provide that little soul is a gift from God!! Hugs and love!!!!!!!

  4. I love seeing this. Praying for all of you to be blessed, and for love to surround your family and sweet little baby J.

  5. Aw. That is beautiful. You're making someone's life so much better and in turn making the world a better place. Thank you for sharing this story. I'm sure it has inspired many couples too.