21. Respite

Mama S here. I’m sitting in my office, across the desk is a lovely 14-year-old young lady that has come to stay with Mama A and me for the next week. How did we get here? Well, we were licensed shortly before our wedding (Yeah!! We got married!) and have received two calls for medically fragile infants. One call was just days before the wedding, we couldn’t make that work. The other was 2 days before my trip out of the country. We couldn’t  make that work either. As we wait for the right call, we decided to open our home for respite.


Cue Little Lady. She was dropped off at our house on Friday night at dinner time and came with us hiking on Saturday. We had a great time and tired her right out!

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We spent a few hours in the car on Sunday and she joined me at work this morning. How does it feel to have a teenager in the house? That’s hard to say. She is a sweet and quiet little lady. She’s got spunk and a fire that is just under the surface. We have enjoyed having her stay with us and would welcome her back for a visit anytime. What does this mean for Mama A and me? Well, that remains to be seen. We are still waiting on the right child to join our home. In the meantime, we have decided to open our home up for respite and give teenagers a safe, adventurous, and fun place to rest their head for a few days or a few weeks, whatever the request.

We look forward to seeing how things unfold and we love sharing our story with all of you! We will keep you posted once we know more.

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