Lately, I've realized that we must live in tension with something that is the polar opposite of community: space. Both are essential for our health.
I hate it when people tell us we're saints or we're doing great things. We're just living life. But, we don't often talk about the sacrifices required for adoption, and it's a key part of the journey.
There is an unexpected benefit of foster care and adoption. It doesn't have anything to do with the children, but it can certainly change your life.
These are the most authentic words I've typed in a long time. The summer of 2019 has been an outrageous journey into the fog of mental health. Summed up in three words: Honesty. Jesus. Beer.
Community is essential for foster and adoptive parents. We didn’t know how much we needed community until we found it. We didn’t know how essential it was until we walked through some of the most difficult weeks imaginable.