Foster Care (and the meaning of Sacrifice)

Doing foster care is a lot like being a firefighter. You’re called to run into a building that’s smoldering, burning, or blazing with fire and help people who are stuck inside. You know this is a risk, which is why you put on your safety gear (aka, read the books, take the classes, and ask…

Saying Goodbye: A Lesson in Vulnerability

  I used to pride myself on being able to say goodbye easily. I’m a free spirit! I would say, as I’d run off into the sunset…ALONE. I assumed this was a normal part of choosing self-preservation, but really I was just making excuses to be a butthole. (For real, it’s true.) I would blatantly hurt people all of the…

Mom Jeans and Foster Care

Ever feel like you say YES to something and then wonder just moments later what in the world you were thinking? Like that one time I bought mom jeans – I went home and looked in the mirror and thought, “Yeaaaah, that was a mistake.” But I never returned them. They just sat there on…