Seven years ago I never thought my life would look like this. I wanted to travel, stay single forever, and be a wandering artistic nomad. I had no plans to “settle down” and domesticate myself. That sounded like torture. How could a free-spirit like myself ever commit to someone? After all, they would just hold me back.
Fast forward to now – I’ve been married for five years and I’m now a mom. I COULDN’T BE HAPPIER! God knew exactly what He was doing in my life. He needed to rattle my overly confident nature to make me focus on Him so I could be open to other possibilities for my future. I needed to realize life wasn’t just about me.
I remember calling my mom when I was considering dating Kyle and telling her “Mom, I’m afraid to be with Kyle because I think I could marry him.” Know what she said? “Well, you’re not going to find anyone more perfect for you, so you should do it.” I knew she was right and in that moment I was more afraid than happy about it. From there it’s been a whirlwind into our present.
Now we are foster parents with our first placement. Rookie foster parents to be exact. We don’t know what we are doing. Clueless is the best word. Throughout our navigating I’ve found writing to be the best way for me to organize my thoughts and reflect. We also get a TON of questions about our journey because it is so foreign to some. I hope this blog will help other rookie foster parents like us and will give an insight to those who don’t foster.