RACHEL: ON LOSING YOUR IDENTITY AS A MOM + EXPERIENCING LOSS THROUGH EVERY STAGE + THE PRIVILEGE OF ADOPTION
Sometimes you chat with a stranger and they feel like a friend. I loved getting to know and enjoy Rachel King. This week we talk foster care–when the placements leave and you’re no longer mom and how perfect God’s timing is. And we talk adoption–finally getting to breathe the sigh of relief, how our children (and how WE!) experience loss at every stage, and what a crazy extravagant privilege it is to be a part of it all. You’ll have fun hearing about Rachel’s first year of marriage (*hint* it’s what she’s watching) and learn the non-foster care related book that I think nearly every foster parent needs to read. We share our hearts and talk the happy and sweet, the broken and hard. It’s a good one, friends.
• The intro song, The Source, is brought to you by one of the best new worship bands out there, The Evidence. Yes, the frontman is my (talented, brilliant, adorable, Jesus-loving) cousin. No, that's not why I love them.
• The Out of Sync Child is THE book for Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). Even if your child isn’t diagnosed–if you suspect sensory issues (and if you have a child who’s experienced any sort of trauma, I would start with a suspicion)–this is the book for you. You could devour it, or (as Rachel and I discuss) read it slowly so that the principles and tips stay at the forefront of your mind.
• I read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time a few years ago and thought it was so charming and smart. Rachel’s reading it now and loving it, too.
• Rachel’s watching Amazing Race (I am, too–such a fun one with the kids!), and I couldn’t help but Google when she and her husband raced themselves. Check ‘em out.
• Just subscribed to Coffee and Crumbs per Rachel’s recommendation. Can’t wait to listen in.