Six Months?!!!!


I haven’t posted anything in six months, although anyone who still reads this blog already knows.

Honestly, I’ve started posts, have had trouble deciding the direction I want to take the posts and ended up deleting them.   Now that we’re practicing social distancing in our house, I really do have a little more time to write down my thoughts and share what’s happening in our lives.

When I last left you in September, we had a lot of changes so I’ll begin there.

We added a puppy to our home.  A little Morkie named Bridget.  She belong to Naomi who had been asking for her own dog for several years.  Of course our concern was that she would grow tired of caring for a puppy, but Bridget is her baby and they are attached at the hip.  I’m a little surprised at how well she’s done taking care of her overall.

About the same time we added Bridget, we added Arryn’s baby brother.  We weren’t sure how Arryn would respond to sharing the attention with a baby, but she loves him dearly.  She kept calling him baby, which she pronounced bubby and he is now known as “Bubby.”  For a matter-of-fact, I’m quite sure he thinks his name is Bubby.  He is now 8-months-old and has been with us about 6 1/2 months.   He is now crawling, pulling himself up to things and recently figured out how to get back down once he pulls himself up.  As is typical in foster care, we really don’t know how much longer we’ll have him and continue to wait for new information month after month.

In October, we received a call from a case worker who was very familiar to us.  When I saw her name pop up on my phone, I knew exactly why she was calling.  Our two kiddos who left us in May to go live with their aunt, were coming back.  I won’t go into all the detail for many reasons, the least of which is how long this post would take to write, but the girls have been back with us for almost five months now.  This is their third time in our home and we are now waiting for the judge to make a decision on the case.

If I still have any readers, I hope you are all safe and healthy during this pandemic.

I will also do my best to post again soon, including pictures.



  1. So glad to read about what you have been up to . Always so interesting and exciting at the same time. I don’t know how you do it as I struggle with 2, lol. Stay safe and healthy and can’t wait to hear more from you .

  2. Glad to “hear” from you and see that you and your family are not only okay, but you’re continuing your amazing work as a foster family. Prayers for continued health for everyone!

  3. Glad to hear you guys are surviving. 6 kids at home now?
    We have 6 at home but our 2 youngest are 9 yr olds. Our oldest is 26, so your life is probably busier than ours. Home schooling has suddenly become “normal”, how ironic is that?
    We’re still struggling on. One adopted daughter has FAS and a personality disorder or 2. That makes life kind of crazy at our house. We’re hoping she can progress to independence. 2 sons has mild cognitive delays, and are just barely reading at 14. Independence unlikely. Our 9 yr old Ethiopians are learning and growing. That is a blessing, after 3 in a row with difficulty learning.
    Are you guys basically quarantined too?

    • Yes, 6 kids now. The youngest is almost 9 mths and the oldest is almost 13. Of course I have two sons that are much older, 39 and 38, but they don’t live with me. 🙂 I can’t say we’re really home schooling in the typical fashion we’re used to. We’re usually gone 4-7 days per week, not home 7 days a week. This is taking a little getting used to.
      Our county will begin shelter in place tonight at 11:59 p.m. It’s pretty much what we’ve been doing on our own to avoid catching this virus.
      Hope everyone in your home stays healthy and safe.

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