Is anybody out there? Just making sure, because it’s been nearly two months since the last time I published a blog post. I always say that a lot has been happening but when I say that I really mean it! So I guess I will take advantage of this social distancing/quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic and catch you up on (mostly) everything that has happened in the last few weeks.

First and foremost- Josh proposed.

That was the most recent thing that has happened. On the first day of Spring Josh took me to Highland Park where we had one of our first dates and proposed to me. It caught me off guard so much that I bawled like a baby and the only thing I could say was “What?!” before I curled into a ball (without looking at the ring). It had been a few weeks in the making, so there were several family members who knew- including S, who was involved in picking out the ring and documenting the event for us. It was perfect and I know Josh put a lot of thought into it, which I love and appreciate.

I also decided at the beginning of this month to go back to school for medical coding and billing. As if I’m not busy enough, right? Anyway, the overall goal with this is to eventually transition into a position where I can work from home. This was a decision that I made before all of this pandemic craziness, for many reasons. (Maybe I’m a little bit psychic?) Speaking of psychics!

For Joshua’s birthday this year, I had a local psychic (Phil Jordan) come to our house and do a reading for our family members. It was a very interesting experience for sure! I think he was accurate about a lot of things, some of which come true since the party and some which haven’t yet. He told me that I was going to go back to school, which at the time I gave him a sideways look because I had no intentions of doing so but here I am. He also said that someone close to me was going to be announcing a pregnancy in the next 6-8 weeks, which hasn’t happened yet but I’m waiting! He also told both Josh and I that we were going to have some type of property with land/in the country, and for Josh specifically that he was going to fix up an old house or build a house. I’m not sure whether I believe everything the psychic said or whether I believe in psychics at all, but it gives me hope for the future.

Before all of the COVID crisis happened, we also took in a respite placement for a few days. He was a 2 month old baby boy, which made it 3 under 3 years old for our household! It was a crazy few days, but he was still in his “sleeping all the time” stage and it as as if he wasn’t here. He was also one of the chubbiest and snuggliest babies that I’ve been around in a long time, which was heartwarming. We may be providing respite for this little boy again in the near future and we are excited to see how much he has grown in the last three months.

Does anyone else feel like time is a blur? I feel like the days are going by so quickly, it’s hard to believe that it’s May. I was shocked when I realized it had been four months since I wrote last. I guess you can say that have a 2 year old, a 9 month old and a 16 year is really catching up sometimes, but I wouldn’t change our decision to become foster parents for anything.

I hope you all are staying safe and healthy!

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