Hello Again.

Hello again.

It’s me. The last time I put together a personal blog post was several years ago. A lot has transpired since then, and it has been on my mind to start writing about it. Today is our eighth anniversary and seems like as good a day as any to begin something new.

After we got married, Austin and I launched into the grand adventure of small business. We have worked primarily in graphics, photography and web. I have since stepped back significantly from the workforce to be a stay-at-home mom. Austin has focused his business on web hosting. You can learn more about Anchor on Austin’s site.

From our self-employment ventures we learned a lot about ourselves, and how the two of us work together as a team. That first step into the unknown was followed by many more in our family life in these recent years.

We initially discussed adoption prior to our wedding, and after several years of marriage started looking into the international adoption process. Over the course of time, we found God leading us to our own local community and have been involved in the United States foster system for almost four years now.

For the present season, I see this blog focusing on our family; what we are learning, where we have failed, where we are succeeding, and the journey of bonding we are on. As our country continues to battle an opiate epidemic, the U.S. foster system is overburdened with kids who need stability and love. Parenting children of trauma comes with unique challenges, but this situation is far from hopeless. Healing can and is happening every single day. We are a part of it. We invite you to be a part of it.