life as we knew it

they came into our lives and life as we knew it was no more. suddenly we had toddlers running around, waking up in the middle of the night to a bad dream, and demanding our love and attention at all times. my parents had prayed and prepared for this moment for years but when Mikey and Des arrived in our lives we quickly realized that no amount of preparation could equip us for the reality of having two dependent little ones.

they quickly came into our lives and life as we knew it was no more. and just over a year later they all too quickly left our lives and life as we knew it was no more.

when my parents made the decision to be foster parents it came with years of prayer and months of preparation. they had no idea what they were getting themselves into and had they known, they may not have gone through with it. but they welcomed Mikey and Des with open arms and saw them, not as different or less but as their very own children. they layed down their lives for these two precious hearts, so when they were returned to their parents my parents’ hearts broke. they were losing their children that they had raised, cared for and loved for the past 17 months and they knew that life would never be the same. they had no idea what they were getting themselves into when they started and as they looked back, they wouldn’t have traded one moment of it for the world.

we had the opportunity to take the kiddos to the pumpkin patch in october and am so grateful that i was able to snap some fun photos of our day with them. these little ones will have a special place in our hearts forever. enjoy.

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.– Anonymous

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