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Growth is always a beautiful thing. In nature when a seed is planted and nourished by the sun, water, and soil, out of the dirt rises a beautiful blossom. However, in life, it's not always as organic and beautiful sounding. It usually comes with tears, heartache, unmet expectations and pain. Personally, this has been a season of growth. I'm just starting to see the buds of growth, the light at the end of the tunnel is in view and the growing pains, for now, have subsided. The trick is taking what you have learned during the times of growth and using it for a purpose. So, what have I learned? A couple of things. I need to put my trust and my fears in God's hands every day. I need to love unconditionally. I thought I did, but I am not there yet. I have conditions, judgments, and lofty expectations. Slowly, I'm beginning to recognize those weaknesses and I'm doing my best to change - with a whole LOT of Jesus!

My family was extremely blessed to have our first foster placement last month. A brand new ( from the hospital) baby. We had him for only a short time, but we are forever changed for the better by the whole experience. I do not have words for how amazing, hard and absolutely beautiful the process is. All I can say is that if you have ever even thought about fostering- do it! Just take the classes. Call your local DCYF you are needed!

So how's business? GROWING! ​​