“My bad experiences and thoughts partly outweigh the rest, but I always get out of there stronger.”
“Despite all the challenges and in face of all struggles, there is so much love in our house.”
“We’ve enjoyed our life as a couple and we are excitedly anticipating being a family.”
“Thank you, Dad, for sharing with me wisdom that will forever be tattooed on my heart.”
“10 years, 9 kids, 1 grandson later, and I’m still fostering. This is not about me, my feelings, or my needs.”
“Alcoholism is a progressive disease. It wants you alone, in a room, dead – simple.”
“Society has moved forward, but old-school stereotypes remain ever so present.”
“My experience of being adopted has been an emotional roller coaster. I will always wonder where my birth family is, but in the end, I will always be thankful.”
“I always knew there would be multiple versions of my children. What I didn’t consider is the many versions of myself parenthood would require me to be.”
With our lives so intensely focused on technology, there is a huge need (and benefit) to discover no tech hobbies.
“It’s messy, beautiful, and heartbreaking on all levels, and it is the identity I am proudest of.”
“This calendar is a way to honor the manner in which my dad lived every day of his life.”
“They need us and we need them to keep our communities alive.”
“If I had to go back and do it again, I wouldn’t change the lessons I’ve learned, the stress I’ve had, or the current uncertainty to make life easier.”
“Tell people the impact they have on your life. Let them know what they mean to you. Because maybe the day you tell them is the day they most need to hear them.”
“I was smart, athletic, and funny but the only thing that mattered to me was being pretty and thin.”
Self-care is an important and essential part of staying well.
I have decided I will no longer allow my worries to hold me back from enjoying the adventures this incredible world has to offer.
“Take a minute to linger and look at the lights as we drive home. Have dessert together after dinner. Read just one more Christmas story. Stop always thinking about the next thing.”
“My only regret is not getting sober sooner.”
“You can’t just wish for something and expect it to happen.”
Foster parenting is not easy, but it is the most rewarding experience I’ve ever had.
“I wish I could turn back time and tell myself that I am enough and do not deserve this.”
“When it comes to the spirit of Christmas and what the spirit of Santa is all about, it should not be about race. It’s not about black or white.”
“Over the twelve years I knew him, Mikey taught me much about life. And today, he taught me about loss.”