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Samantha Crook
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Falling madly in love...3 years later
3 years. I'm really writing this. While it's not hard to find myself frustrated that we're still counting the days our baby girl is part of a very broken foster care system, I have to rejoice and dance and Praise the Lord about the fact that we are HERE thi...

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Falling madly in love...3 years later
3 years. It's hard to believe I'm writing this. While it's not hard to find myself frustrated that we're still counting the days our baby girl is part of a very broken foster care system, I HAVE to rejoice and dance and sing praise about the fact that we ar...

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873 Days
So it's that time of year when a huge manilla envelope comes in the mail and I spend hours filling out paperwork...documenting all the foster parent training we've done, paperwork for our doctor to fill out on my husband and I, medical exams for our childre...

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To the woman considering abortion,
  I've
never been in your shoes. But I want to
tell you my story. And I'm hoping you can somehow relate. It happened 10 years ago, when I lost my baby....I went in for a prenatal appointment at 11 weeks and they couldn't find her heart beat (I've
always fel...

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Day 783
Today I woke up, put on a little make up, fed my kiddos breakfast, and got my baby girl ready for speech therapy.  I was feeling fragile and knew that my barely there composure was going to be hard to hold on to.  Then I talked to her therapist about her sc...

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Falling madly in love...2 years later
2 years ago, my mom took our three kiddos to church camp.  They were gone all day on June 6th, 2014, and we spent our kid free day yard sale-ing and doing yard work.  We planted a new sand cherry right outside our front door, I was missing the one we had pl...

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The Shifting
I wrote the blog below over a month ago and didn't click publish.  Some of you probably know we had a court hearing last week...and after 15 months of inconsistency and irresponsibility and having no real investment in his daughter's life, the judge ordered...

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Falling madly in love...A year later.
I
love the way she claps when I walk into her bedroom. I love the way
she takes off in her super speed crawl when she sees me walking
toward her with a diaper. I love her weird nervous baby giggle she's
had since I can remember. I love her baby smell. I lov...

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Falling madly in love...A year later.
I
love the way she claps when I walk into her bedroom. I love the way
she takes off in her super speed crawl when she sees me walking
toward her with a diaper. I love her weird nervous baby giggle she's
had since I can remember. I love her baby smell. I lov...

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Falling madly in love with someone else's child...
Fostering...and this question.  "I don't know how you do it...isn't it so hard to let them go?"  Let me share my response with you...yes, it is hard.  Actually, it kind of feels like my heart is being ripped out of my chest.  But this isn't about me and the...
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