With Small Clinched Fists

One of the things that we often say in our house is “I love all the people here. If you pick on someone I love, then I will have to correct you.” The kids don’t always get this at first. Rage and hurts get dealt out randomly and at the point of pain for these little ones. As a parent what does this look like? Could look like many things. What I see the most …

Unified and Unique

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”576″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Individuality and family unity go hand in hand. My oldest son is nine years old. He is currently in the foster system. He brings a dynamic to our house that is like a sine wave, lots of ups and downs. One of the frequent sticking points for him reveals itself in its purest form by a phrase he utters only in his most fearful and angry moments. “You love your real son …

Parenting is Fluid

Recently me and my wife have set out on the adventure of fostering. We heard many concerns. The one that stuck out to me was the concern for our hearts. The question would often be phased like. “I don’t know if I would be able to let go of a child after, I had fallen in love with them.” What has become very apparent to me with this first child is how fluid parenting is. …

Anticipation I Had Forgotten

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]What is anticipation anyways? We are not guaranteed the next breath in our lungs yet we look forward to events and changes in our lives, circumstances, and even bodies. Expectations can be high or low but anticipation that has no preset hopes. Only that what is anticipated would indeed happen no matter the outcome. It is the gravity of an event they closer we draw to it’s moment in space and time the harder …

Learning To Read

It has been interesting watching my son learn how to read. He has whined and complained about every aspect of reading. He does not want to sound out letters or memorize his sight words. In contrast to this he has shown huge leaps in comprehension and a deep interest in any story you tell him. TV and video games do not hold his attention like someone reading to him. This is happening along my own …