Unified and Unique

As the body of Christ our family is knit together in a beautiful medley of flesh and sinew, blood and bone, biological and adoptive.

|A family of many|Aaron Blakeley

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”576″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Individuality and family unity go hand in hand. My oldest son is nine years old. He is currently in the foster system. He brings a dynamic to our house that is like a sine wave, lots of ups and downs. One of the frequent sticking points for him reveals itself in its purest form by a phrase he utters only in his most fearful and angry moments. “You love your real son ...

Parenting is Fluid

Add him we did, knowing full and well that it may be very painful in the coming, and the going.

|Straight From My Heart|Aaron Blakeley

Recently me and my wife have set out on the adventure of fostering. We heard many concerns. The one that stuck out to me was the concern for our hearts. The question would often be phased like. “I don’t know if I would be able to let go of a child after, I had fallen in love with them.” What has become very apparent to me with this first child is how fluid parenting is. ...

Anticipation I Had Forgotten

Anticipation I Had Forgotten

|Fostering|Aaron Blakeley

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]What is anticipation anyways? We are not guaranteed the next breath in our lungs yet we look forward to events and changes in our lives, circumstances, and even bodies. Expectations can be high or low but anticipation that has no preset hopes. Only that what is anticipated would indeed happen no matter the outcome. It is the gravity of an event they closer we draw to it’s moment in space and time the harder ...

Category: Fostering, Parenting

Learning To Read

Learning To Read

|Parenting|Aaron Blakeley

It has been interesting watching my son learn how to read. He has whined and complained about every aspect of reading. He does not want to sound out letters or memorize his sight words. In contrast to this he has shown huge leaps in comprehension and a deep interest in any story you tell him. TV and video games do not hold his attention like someone reading to him. This is happening along my own ...

Category: Parenting, Thoughts