A little background:
Who am I? Listen Here
I have typed and retyped this paragraph more times than I want to admit. Who am I....really?
I'm a Child of God first and foremost. I love Him with all of my heart. I mess up and I fall down, but I get back up again. I know that is where my strength comes from and I'm not ashamed to admit it.
I am a mom of three of the most lovely adult daughters that you would want to meet. I don't take much credit for that....they take after their dad.
I am grandma/mamaw/gma to NINE grandkids....7 girls and 2 boys.
I am a photographer who loves to tell a story through pictures. I "SEE" things differently and I like to capture that "vision" on film.
I am a Pastors wife and all that comes with that. This was a late in life calling and so I periodically struggle with the calling. I get much more irritated than I think a PW should get...sometimes downright ugly in my anger.....(I'm working on that). I sometimes forget to have that quiet time that we know we should have. Hecky durn...I sometimes cuss. Not the real bad stuff but bad enough. Like I said, I fall down and I get back up. God's cool like that, he forgives me before I even ask.
I am a "Lupie". That means I have Lupus. Actually I have Lupus and Fibro-myalgia. It stinks, I know..... but facts are facts and I deal with it. Because of this I get tired easier than most people. I get sick more often and things hit me harder. I have to watch my diet more than most and can't/shouldn't drink my beloved Diet Coke. There are adjustments but I'm alive...and I have a job to do.
And finally, I am a FOSTER MOM....and this is what this blog is (mostly) about. Our journey through the foster system. My husband and I, at the ripe old age of *ummm* 50-something, decided to START OVER. With adult children in their thirties and grandkids aging from 4-19, we decided we wanted a do-over.
Journey with me over the next HOW MANY YEARS God gives us in this ministry. I'm sure it will be filled with all kinds of roller-coaster moments. Come along for the ride!