I have written 2016 instead of 2017 already 392 times this year!!!
Feels like I am never going to get used to it!!!
2016 was a big year for my family!
I started out the year with a One Word Resolution instead of a list of resolutions. FOCUS was my word. I wanted to focus on several things this year and I believe I accomplished my one word resolution! Read more
I cannot tell you just how excited I was to take our first, professionally done, family portrait as an official family of EIGHT!!!! We waited two years before we could say officially that they were ours! I cannot tell you how PROUD I am of my family!
Our adoption finalized this past summer while we were in the process of moving, so we were unable to do an official family portrait then. However, now that the holidays are right around the corner, I knew I HAD to schedule a photography session for our family portraits! Read more
I have been putting off writing this post. I need to tell you why.
It’s a very exciting and wonderful post! I am thrilled to be able to share this opportunity with you! I cannot tell you how much I hope that this post will touch your heart and encourage you to give and pay it forward… Read more
It’s been a bit since we last chatted. I will admit to you that the past several weeks have been some crazy weeks in the Jackson household. (More to come on this at a later time.) We have exciting and very special news to share with you all!
**WARNING: An overuse of exclamation points will be happening in this post. It is only a side effect of sheer joy and excitement!!!!!!!!
After waiting many, many months… We can officially introduce you to our ENTIRE FAMILY!!!
When we decided to become foster parents with the intention of adopting we realized that we had never been through the foster care and adoption journey with anyone around us. While we knew friends who had adopted or were adopting and others who had fostered children before, they were all out of state. We were happy for them. Excited for them. But not really able to be there for them except thru Facebook, text messages, and a phone call or two. Read more
When you realize that your heart has been stirred and it is no longer okay to sit by and do nothing…
You MUST take action!
The Foster Care System and countless children who are waiting for a family is nothing short of a tragedy. For years, my husband and I talked about becoming Foster Parents and Adopting and when we finally made the decision to start the process, we were at a loss of how and where to start.
I have had quite a few questions on how did we become foster parents and start the adoptive process. While every state will look a little different, this is how we became took the first steps to becoming a Foster Parent and Adopting from Foster Care. Or as we called it… “Paper Pregnant.”Read more