I’ve thought about becoming a foster carer…

Have you said those words? Googled how to become a carer? You certainly wouldn’t be alone. There is a incredible wide gap between the number of submissions for information and the number of people who follow through with an application. So what stops people? Fear. Particularly, the fear of the unknown. It isn’t the only…

A vulnerable child?

The term ‘vulnerable’ has been throw around a lot in recent months. As a global community we have banded together, locked ourselves away, watched as businesses have come to a halt, in a combined effort to ensure that the ‘vulnerable’ in our society are given a chance to live. When I speak of a taking…

May is Foster Care Awareness Month

Each May I delve a little more in depth to the heart of foster care. If you have followed Our Family Grows for any length of time you will know that this isn’t just something we talk about, we have a passion to see each and every child reach their God given potential and sometimes…

Mexico!

This weekend we went to our favourite place to eat! Mexico! Coincidentally it coincided with the anniversary weekend of when the husband and I first met, in a Mexican neighbourhood of Chicago, doing a service project together. Tacos, Burritos and Horchata have always had a special place in our heart, and by the end of…

Easter in Israel

We continued our world tour with a pilgrimage stopover in Israel as we celebrate that Jesus has Risen. The experience of spending the weekend learning, eating, creating and remembering those last days and moments of Jesus’ life, and then all that has followed in the Holy land was an Easter to remember. As it was…

Living Fully, not Frantically

Last week my little girl started year 1! She went off to school eager and excited for homework! On the third day I went into her class and there on the wall was a picture she had drawn that I couldn’t quiet make out and the sentence under the title “What does your mum do…

Dear mum in detention

Dear mum in Detention Happy Mother’s Day. Today as my children wake me up with their buttery fingers and vegemite smeared faces, I will think of when you woke your children up to get on a boat you weren’t sure any of you would survive, because you knew that it was your only hope for…

Moving forward in hope

Thank you all for reading my words in A new reality of pain and hope. The loss of Quinn and Aria has placed me in a ‘club’ that no person even thinks they will be a part of. It is made up of rich mums and poor mums, young mums and old mums, christian mums…

The boy who made me a mum

Not to be outdone by his sister, having turned 6 yesterday, Adley requested a ‘letter like you made for Nevaeh with the things you love about me, and there needs to be 6 things cause I am six now!’ Of course, I always intended to write Adley a letter too. He is the boy who…

My girl

My girl, you arrived as a tiny screaming bundle, with a head full of soft dark hair. Your tiny little body snuggled to my breast was how you liked to be and where you stayed until you were two! You were the most perfect newborn, concentrating on growing so you fed and slept and gave…