The past couple weeks passed more quickly than I could keep up with and I got a bit behind sharing my One True Sentence photos here. So, here is the next batch of photos for your viewing pleasure. I forgot to take a photo yesterday, but I’m fairly confident I’m on my way back to being consistent in taking and posting photos.
October 20: Over the next two years, we welcomed twenty-two children into our home.
October 21: Some stayed only a night or two for respite or emergency care, others stayed for weeks or months.
October 22: To be quite honest, our first few months of fostering the second time around were harrowing.
October 23: In our eagerness to do some bit of good for children, we said yes to the first child we were asked to take even though we were not well-equipped to manage many of his issues.
October 24: We also did not have a strong support system in place outside the walls of our home. (Side note: I absolutely adore Bill Bryson’s books. If you’re looking for a hilarious, informative read, you can pick up any of his books and find just such a thing.)
October 25: But we loved that boy and we did our best for him.
November 5: We loved every child who walked through our doors throughout those two years, even if they only stayed the night. (Note: I found this list in an old journal this past week. It includes all the children we’ve welcomed except for our current girls.)
November 6: Fostering is hard work and it can take a toll on even the healthiest relationships.
November 7: In 2008, we stopped fostering on a full-time basis in order to step back and work on our marriage and our goals for our lives.
November 8: In 2009, we closed our license after providing respite care for other foster families for nearly a year.