Thursday, March 3, 2011

Random Ramblings

I didn't have a cutesy alliterated title for this blog post, or one that at least rhymed, but I'm not good at cutesy. I sent it to my husband to proof read and he came up with the title , he on the other hand is way cutesy. So here are some things that have stuck out lately.

*This morning my two-year-old foster child as we were pulling out of the driveway said "Rachel why is Matt not kissing you?" I thought Good Question. So I rolled down the window and asked him the same thing. He laid one on me. I love that my foster children are learning a new norm about marriage and male/female relationships.

* Yesterday, my two-year-old foster child looked at me and said "You are not my momma, you are my Rachel." This was sweet and sad and painful all at the same time. She knows she is going home, she is becoming more attached to her momma.This is good but it hurts a little too.

*I have six days left at my job. This makes me feel nervous, excited, hopeful, and scared all at the same time.

*My foster children that I have had for almost a year are leaving the day I leave my job. Isn't life ironic?

* I feel like I should be sadder about the fact that they are leaving, I fear it is gonna hit me like a ton of bricks.

* In the last two days, my four-year-old foster son has told me that he can change his eye color, that his tears are coming because "I told them to", and that panda bears will evolve to have dragon wings.

*In the last week, I have consumed probably half of a blueberry dump cake (with ice cream) and I plan on making another one this weekend. Wanna guess what one of my top coping skills is?

*When I wear belts high and at my waist, people ask if I have lost weight, I smile and say "I do not think so but thank you" and my blueberry dumpcake filled tummy laughs as I walk away.

*I have changed some things about my blog lay-out that should make it easier to comment and subscribe. I would LOVE to hear from you if you are reading.


  1. I read... all the time... That one made me cry.... I love you.... and miss you so much.

  2. Rachel I love these! It is the realities of the many different emotions we face as foster parents.

  3. your blog is my favorite way to keep up with you guys...besides Target :)

  4. I love reading what you have to say, Rachel. Your honesty is disarming and inspirational. Miss you guys...

  5. He is right. Panda bears will evolve to have dragon wings. ;)
    Keep these posts coming.

  6. Thanks so much ladies! Sometimes it feels like when I hit publish I send this stuff out into an abyss. Glad to know you all are out there :)


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