We’ve added a fourth child! OK, it’s just for a few weeks, but she’s already bossing me around like she’s one of my real kids.
Last Thursday, the second leg of our Safe Families adventure began as we welcomed a two-year-old beauty into our home. She’s dubbed Mandy “mommy.” And me? Well, she calls me “Big Doggy,” a rapper alias I utilized back in the 80’s.
Her real mom is making some huge strides in her life, but needed a few weeks to straighten out some logistical issues for her young family. Safe Families stepped in to temporarily place the kids in loving homes while they assist her through that process.
It’s not foster care. We don’t have custody. We’re not adopting. We’re just sharing our ridiculously blessed family with another family in need. Like extended relatives they don’t currently have.
It’s a wonderfully-messy thing.
And you can do it, too.