I met my now dear friend Rachel Tenny through the magical land of Instagram over a year ago and since they, we’ve had the chance to become in-person friends and I am so grateful. This lady is incredible– her heart for people, gifts that are being lived out at the intersection of counseling and art, and of course, her love of wine, all lend to the authentic life she lives. So when she shared her vision behind the My Body is Enough Project, I held back tears thinking about the lives that would be impacted.
Easter has a different meaning this year as we’ve experienced just a drop of the sacrificial love Jesus offers each of us in learning to love K & her family. I never thought praying about fostering teenagers would lead us to doing so “unconventionally” but I’m grateful.
Increasingly I’ve been finding great date/adventure ideas from instagram. It makes sense, really, if something is fun/tasty/cool/pretty/awesome enough to be photo posting worthy, it must be all those things and more, yes?!
So when I saw that a pizza place less than 2 miles from our house offered NUTELLA pizza topped with house made gelato, I literally threw on a hat to leave the house immediately.
I was heading into the doctor’s office today for another check-in (a journey I’ll talk about on here another day) and the phone rang.
“Hello, Ms. Foote? I, well, you’re listed here on K’s sheet. Can I talk to you about her?”
“Yes, this is Ms. Foote and of course”, I responded as I fumbled with car keys and tried to kill time outside the waiting room.
The arrival of J and I’s 28th birthdays brought lots of thoughts and conversations. January and February were not the easiest months we’ve ever had and there were several “gosh, I wish we weren’t going through this at 28. I guess I just thought we’d be a little further along than we were at 17 or even 23” conversations. Our 10 year high school reunion would be this May (except I don’t think anyone is planning it- ha) and we’re feeling simultaneously old and young at the same time.
Tomorrow I turn 28 and every year I feel crazy celebrating “myself”. I mean, what the heck did I do to get onto this planet? Nada. But when I look at these images and think about the visits and adventures we had with our moms, dads, brothers and sister this year, I’m all about celebrating. Because our lives intersecting to create a family is mind boggling and getting to experience so much wonderful life together, even when we live far apart, has been amazing– especially this year!
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