Saturday, October 24, 2015

Am I back?

You guys are SO sweet!  Yes, I abandoned the blog for months because:

I have 8 kids to take care of


my internet access and computer have been a bit hard to get to.

To come back to such sweet comments on here really surprised me.  It shouldn't have.
Blogging, literally, is what got me through some of my HARDEST times during fostering.

Anyway, thank you for checking on me.

I am SO hoping that I can get back into blogging regularly because I MISS it and I LOVE it.


Things of note:

-We finished our 8th child's adoption.  It took 10 months, but it is done!!

-We closed our foster care license about a week after we finished the adoption.  It's not like they are going to give us any more kids at this point.

-School has started and 5 of my kids are in school full time.  It is wonderful.  They are happy too.  ;)

Over the last two years, during all my 'radio silence' here, SO much has happened.  We are just now coming up for air.  I am trying to figure out what that means for this blog...and other things.

I am toying with the idea of pulling up posts from my first blog so that everything is in one place, from the beginning of foster care to now.

I am also debating about not being anonymous anymore.  I am no longer a foster mom.  I don't have a bunch of rules I have to follow.

So, we will see what happens.  I am hoping I am back for good.

I guess we will find out.


StarfishMom said...

I so wish we were neighbors xox

Margie said...

Glad to see you back. I've been out of the blogging world for a very long time and am just coming back now too. You were one of my favorites, so I checked back to see how things were. Glad you're still around, even if it's a kind of, sort of thing for now. :)

His Children said...

I just finished catching up on this whole blog! I have loved your insight and thanks! Lol

Pam H. said...

Oh my gosh! So glad you are back. I've learned so much from you and am so glad you were able to come back so you can catch us up on life.

MamaFoster said...

You guys bless me so much

MamaFoster said...

Me too ๐Ÿ˜‰

MamaFoster said...

Yea!!! I'm glad you are back too!

MamaFoster said...

I remember the early days when I would read blogs backwards trying to learn anything I could about Foster care. The stories would suck me in and I would sit for hours and finish the whole blog because it was like a really good book I couldn't put down. I am so glad I found the world of Foster blogging ☺️

HisChildren said...

^^^ Yes!!! Your story definitely captivated me. I'm currently catching up on what I should've posted as it happened. And, I adjusted my profile with a new contact email, so the comment above with my comment doesn't take you to my profile/blog, but this one should. Maybe you can come see me sometime. I need to find another blog to get sucked into. :)

Diane said...

Welcome back! Missed you and hope to see more.

MamaFoster said...

Diane, I have missed you too :)

Lucy said...

Yay! You're back!!!!!

MamaFoster said...

Thanks Lucy ๐Ÿ˜€

Allison said...

Oh wow! Last time I checked your blog you had just gotten the newest baby!❤️ So glad you're all finalized!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mama Foster! This is my first time leaving a comment but I've been an avid reader of your blog for the last couple months and I am addicted! I'm going through the foster application process now and your blog and Mimi's blogs have been my "really good book that I cannot put down" so I am doing to you what you did to others as you mentioned above. Information gathering, brain picking, stalking other foster parents, whatever you want to call it haha.
I.Love.Your.Blog. and I hope you continue writing and sharing your experiences even though your children are all adopted, I'm sure they will continue to have healing symptoms and we all can learn from your insight and techniques :)