Mar 10, 2018
Today's guest is another personal fave! Elisa Watson is one of my dearest friends, also my twin (January 1981!), and my cousin in law! Elisa shares her personal experience with fostering a little girl for 21 months. This textbook-case little girl came as a 5 year old, and left as a wiser, and slightly better-adjusted 7 year old. My favorite part of Elisa's story is how she was able to continually support this little girl, and her family, after she was reunified with her parents. The village! Community! Support! We all need this, and I am beyond thankful for all the support I have received from Elisa as we walked through this difficult season together.
Elisa's podcast: Sines of Life Her fantastic church that has a great Foster Support Network! Dealing with Lice! Some resources in Arizona/East Valley and to find a clinic near you. Disciplining your kids in a heartfelt way: "The Heartfelt Discipline". (Obviously this was a fun episode, you are going to want to check it out!)
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 5 For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. 6 If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. 7 And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.
What great reminders that we all need to work on different aspects of love. And once we have that love, as well as the comfort that comes from loving and trusting in God, we are then able to give it all away to those in need of those things as well. Thanks so much for your time, and being willing to share your story with us all today, Elisa! You can also read more about her time with her foster babe, and life in general on her blog.