Catching Up on a Friday Afternoon

I love this Little Free Library on Whidbey Island.
I love this Little Free Library on Whidbey Island.

It’s Friday afternoon and I have a few moments before the kids get home so I’m pausing to write.

I miss the simple moments of stopping in to say hello to my people – you!

After a whirlwind few weeks, we’re finally settling into the school year. This is the second week of five days of school and we’re getting in the groove.

This weekend is our small county fair. It’s free and fun – which is just how we like it. A young friend raised a steer in our pasture (with a little help from Ebenezer) that won reserve grand champion. We are so proud of Soren and can’t wait to go admire the steer in all its glory.

Saturday is Claire’s first swim meet ever and Ebenezer’s second football game of the season.

In big family news, Isaiah is moving to St. Louis, Missouri on Monday. We’re gathering for a farewell family dinner Sunday afternoon.

This is a hard move for me. It’s not like going away to school, or for a summer job; this is a grown-up move. You moms of big kids know what I mean.

I’m quite sure Monday will be a tearful day for me. It’s hard to say goodbye to our babies, even when they’re 21.

Thankfully he loves Seattle, so maybe one day he’ll be back.

Thanks to everyone who “Liked” and Shared my post, Adoptive and Foster Parents – You are Doing Incredibly Hard, Good Work on Facebook.  Shares really make a difference in getting Facebook to spread a blog post to people.

Have a fantastic weekend, friends. I appreciate you so much.



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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

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