Thank you for stopping by our family blog, bringing you snippets of our every day lives, our Christian faith and how all these things mash together in our fostering journey.
Our lives aren't what you'd call 'normal'. We are a middle aged couple, with two toddlers living at home. (We also have two older children in their 20's, off living their lives). We have two sons - one three year old and the other, two years old. My husband is a music teacher and I'm a stay-at-home mum. We are also foster parents!
Being given the opportunity to parent a second time around, has enabled us to look at life with very different eyes. Some things that seemed so important when I was younger, don't seem to be as important this time around. Experiencing the simple joys that light up their eyes, watching them grow and enjoying their youth. Creating memories to last a lifetime. If I could turn back time, I wish I could have done so many things differently with our two older children.
Being foster parents has certainly changed how we view life. While neither of our childhood's could be described as 'normal', it wasn't anything compared to what some of the children we've had come into our home, have been through. Seeing life through the eyes of a child that has experienced trauma, changes your complete outlook on life. It is our hope that through part of our blog, we can help destigmatise children in out-of-home care; create more understanding and to share experiences as a foster carer.
In the interests of our children's privacy, you will not find direct photos of them on here. Complying with the requirements of the Child Protection Act (Qld)) may also mean information can not be shared and any children in out-of-home care can not be identified. Please respect this when commenting on our posts.
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