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Feelings as a family of five

I chose this picture for this post because it brings a huge smile to my face.  We are a family of five now, our newest foster addition included. 
It is too soon to try and neatly bundle up my feelings on fostering.  Too hard to answer a quick "how are you?" because there is no quick answer.  Some moments we're super great and from the outside in I'm sure we look like the all-American, "perfect" family living the dream on a farm.  Other moments are just incredibly challenging and make my eyes fill with tears and my heart hurt and make me want to run and hide. 
But we bravely wake up each day and answer this call.  It's quiet sometimes, answering this call.  I told Brett it feels like people picture us at home with a new little one, happy as can be.  The truth is we're deep in the trenches.  I am so thankful for a handful of family members and friends who have checked on us faithfully and consistently.  Even when the answer has been "Help! We ne…

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