The beginning of you: John William

Our precious miracle baby boy - John William Arthur - is finally here!!! 8 lbs, 20.5 in long and more perfect than we ever imagined. Born on December 15th at 10:13 am.

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Knitted together through Foster Care

This month is foster care awareness month. Some of you may or may not know I grew up as a foster kid. Not the kid in the system, but the kid outside the system. I was the kid that shared my home, my toys, clothes, friends, family, and most of all my parents. My entire life I watched my parents selflessly open their home to the children in need. Probably one of the hardest things you can ever do. Allowing children to come into your home to get attached, to fall in love with, and give your children siblings to grow up with, but it only lasts a season. They come in almost as fast as they go. 

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My Little Poppyseed

April 17, 2017
Dear baby,

As I’m writing this to you, I’m sitting on the bathroom floor still in awe your growing inside of me. I dreamed of the day where I would see a positive, and now that it’s here, a clear as day positive that dream that seemed so far away is coming true. You will never know how wanted, loved, and desired you are, but I can promise you I will spend the rest of my life showing you. God is so gracious to create you, he is determined to protect you, and I know he created you to be strong.

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