I said goodbye to the little Mr. that we welcomed in just last month. Typically these are hard days. Loving & losing. But this time was different. This time made me fall in love with foster care all over again .
I pulled up to DHS office knowing a goodbye was coming, and in the distance I saw his parents. The parents who have worked their buns off in order to get their son back. The parents who moved mountains & didn’t let their past mistakes stand in their way. They were smiling ear to ear, wiping tears, jumping up & down & embracing one another. As soon as I parked, they not only ran over but climbed all the way into my car because they simply couldn’t wait any longer
Together they threw their arms around their son & cried. Then Jumped. Then cried. Then turned to me and pulled me into this giant reunion, into this giant embrace. They cried some more & thanked me endlessly
After everything settled I was able to share with them just how PROUD of them I was. I explained how so often foster care ends in a sad story or takes years of these kids being a yo-yo in order for them to go home. But they FOUGHT hard & now this painful part of their story was behind them. They cried some more, we hugged some more, they thanked me some more. It.was.RAD, guys
Foster care is about so much more than these children. God has such a big plan & when we open our eyes wider than ourselves, we get small (or big) glimpses into just how good he really is
I could be crying with this goodbye. But instead I basically skipped away like a kid on the playground. God is so good. Baby boy is home! Their story has been restored. And I got to watch 😭 #fostercare#SeeYaBuddy
Hi everyone 👋🏼
#HappyFriday here’s a little #FridayIntroductions for ya! A bit about me outside these lovely squares👇🏼
I’m Paulina Wise, 27, married to my very best friend (eye roll if you must... it’s just so dang true hehe)! @paulwise + I have 2 spectacular kiddos: Lazar (almost 3), Mila (almost 2) + our sweet Leo due in February (eek can’t wait)! I’m a stay-at-home Mama + I thank God daily for the opportunity to do so! It sure comes with its challenges, but I ultimately wouldn’t have it any other way! I currently live + have grown up in the Midwest with dreams of moving out west, but I love where God has me during this season of life! Both Paul + I have family that live nearby + we are so thankful for that (raising a fam can take a village) we love ours SO much! Growing up I always knew I wanted babies of my own + now that God has blessed me with them, it’s a serious dream come true! I feel like being a Mommy is what God designed me to do! I have days that are hard + I question my abilities as a Mother, but without the crazy days, I wouldn’t find such an abundance of joy in the good ones! I find the most happiness when surrounded by my family and loved ones! I also love to blog about my Mama-journey...it’s basically my diary (link in profile)! My goal as a Wife, Mama + Woman is to simply spread positivity + love the way Christ created us to do! I want my children to know how much their Mommy loves Jesus + I pray they will hold Him as #1 in their hearts as well! I want my husband to know he has a wife that adores him because of the love first given through Jesus! I want the world to see a very imperfect woman who struggles with the everyday insecurities the enemy tries to plant in my mind, but overcomes them, because The Holy Spirit lives within me reassuring me that I am loved + enough! I want ALL of you reading this, to know that YOU are also loved beyond measure + created for amazing things (big or small)! I could go on + on but really, I’m just so thankful for each of you and this amazing community! ❤️
Looking back at my journey, Food No Longer Controls My Life!
I used to turn to food for comfort and consolations, something to turn to when I was depressed or sad, the antidote for every disappointment and reward for everything celebrated. I remember thinking of partying & food all the time it was how I masked what was wrong in my life. This relationship caused me to balloon to 400+ pounds! My only regret is that I did not find my way many years ago.
My life is so different today! I've not only lost weight but I have my life back.
If you are unhappy about your weight and have lost weight over and over only to regain it (and more), please consider contacting me.
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Her first night without her bottle meant NO ONE in this house got sleep. My beautiful baby woke up, had her green juice, some of my smoothie bowl and knocked out! Now it's time for mama to get some sleep! 😪
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Hey friends, go follow @ginandzin and then head over to my interview on their blog 💕 They are some awesome mamas. link in bio! XOXO #themommabun
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Fresh Start Friday!
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Life is for living 💕
Big Love, Jodie xx