We Got a Kitten!

A surprise landed on (close to) our doorstep. And when I say I’m not a cat person. I’m not exaggerating in the least. I’ve never liked cats, never cared for them, and in fact, they always kind of freaked me out. But then I saw this little girl, and I knew I wasn’t going toContinue reading “We Got a Kitten!”

Is the Foster Care System Perfect?

Sarabeth and I were extremely lucky with our daughter when she was our foster daughter. (The picture is her at the zoo a few months ago.) Other than the tedious waiting, everything went smoothly from the day we brought her home from the hospital to the day we brought her to the courthouse to signContinue reading “Is the Foster Care System Perfect?”

Baby A. is Officially Ours

It finally happened. It’s a done deal. If I had pixie dust and only needed to think up a happy thought to fly, today would by my happy thought. Today, Sarabeth and I took our foster daughter to the courthouse one last time to solemnly swear to be Baby A.’s legal and official parents forever.Continue reading “Baby A. is Officially Ours”

My Daughter’s Life Will Change In Just Two Days

…As will mine. It’s hard to believe we’ve had Baby A. for a year and a half! Since she arrived in our home from the hospital, the house has been louder, more joyful, filled with laughs, and it’s been much, much messier! Sure, there’s been some bad days where my temper has gotten the betterContinue reading “My Daughter’s Life Will Change In Just Two Days”

Adoption Update (Enter A Hundred Exclamation Points Here)

I’m sitting at work on the phone with a customer and, just now, I get a text from Sarabeth: “Adoption Date!!!!!!!!! July 22 @ 9:45!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Yes, friends. After having Baby A. be a part of our home for the last 548 wonderful days, she will now officially be recognized as a Toy by the stateContinue reading “Adoption Update (Enter A Hundred Exclamation Points Here)”

Those Sweet Moments

Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to announce the arrival of the newest addition to our family, Primrose Ever Toy! (Her middle name is still uncertain.) I’m guessing she weighs in at 1.8 pounds, and is about 9 ” long – shorter than a ruler. No, it’s not James, or Katherine Anne – we’re stillContinue reading “Those Sweet Moments”