Skin Deep

 A five year old daughter who refused to put on a bathing suit. A scar caused by a horrific accident that was preventing her from going out and enjoying her summer. What’s a mother to do? Scars,  we all have them, some physical, some emotional, some both. Are you living life to its fullest? Or are you too busy dwelling on your scars to do so? This is what I’m talking about today over at Tamara’s blog. My world collided with Tamara’s some time in the early part of the year.  And while we’re new-ish friends through the blog world, … Continue reading


  We stood on the grass as the van made its way over the gravel driveway.  As it came to a stop, E. emerged with a brown cocker spaniel in her arms.  “This one’s yours!” she said as she handed the dog to me. “Isn’t he a beauty?” The kids gathered around me as we said hello to our first foster dog Brock. That was a year ago.  We’ve fostered fourteen dogs since.  Many people don’t understand why we have chosen to take in dogs on a temporary basis as fosters versus adopt.  Today, I’m explaining my famliy's decision to … Continue reading