It has been 6 MONTHS since Naomi has been with us!!?!

Jer and I both mentioned yesterday how time went by so fast, but at the same time it feels like much longer, probably because we started this process almost a year ago.

When she first came to us she was very scared of farm animals, thought cows ate dog food and was scared to hear the baby calves moo. 

If you can tell by the picture above, that is not the case anymore…she loves farm life! 🙂

When she first came she wasn’t in preschool yet, very uncertain of what was happening everyday and quiet.

Now she loves, loves, LOVES going to preschool, loves her teacher & classmates, always knows what is happening next and doesn’t stop talkinnnnnggggg, haha!

When she first came to us her hair was VERY short (previous foster home doing), she was a lot smaller.

Now she is very proud of how much her hair has grown, loves ponytails, and is growing & maturing into a great little school girl!

Our life is pretty predictable everyday from living on the farm because cows have to be milked twice a day, animals need to be fed and so that calls for us to be around the house A LOT and that is just what the “doctor ordered”, predictability & stability.

Naomi loves to be outside…

Naomi loves to learn & care for animals…

Naomi loves to swim…

Naomi LOVES playing in the sand table!

Naomi loves helping in the calf barn and the other day I let her put the grain out to the calves and she was so proud of herself!

If you can’t tell by this picture, farm life fits Naomi…it brings out the best in her.

When Naomi grows up she says she wants to be:

A Police Officer,

Drive an Ambulance,


and a Doctor to Animals & Girls!

I look forward to the next 6 months and going through the holidays as a family of 5!!!


Before I end this post I have to give a HUGE shout-out to Naomi’s therapist. There is no way Jarret, Naomi and I could of made so much progress with out her. She is amazing and I owe so much of our success to her!

If anyone is ever thinking of fostering a child or adopting, I highly recommend doing it with the help of a child therapist that works with kids in these type of situations. 

My best advice!



  1. Kathy DeMoville
    September 8, 2016 / 5:21 pm

    I also agree and can not say enough for the therapists I had with Michael as he grew up to 21 years old now. They were such a support to me when going through those "more difficult times" (other foster/adoption parents understand). You are an amazing family and I am so glad you are celebrating these important anniversaries! September 13 will be 16 years for Michael joining our family . . . !

      September 10, 2016 / 10:34 am

      Congratulations! Wow 13 years, I still remember coming to visit with him for the first time when he was little around 5 or so at Grandmas House…My hats off to you…you are an amazing mother to Mike, through all the ups & downs. 🙂 Yes, Naomi's therapist has helped us through a lot of he tough times and has helped us celebrate the good too. Therapists are amazing!:)

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