It’s been a little over a year since we brought Champ home, our first long-term internship on our nursing trip. It’s been a year of learning, growing, and riding a roller coaster ride of emotions.
On this episode of the podcast, Jesse and I sit down and share some of the most unexpected lessons – the heartache of parting, the deep sadness with our children, what we learned from reuniting, how it affected our children, thoughts about the Caring for a child with special needs and how it has strengthened and changed our faith.
We also talk about a book I read, a book Jesse finished, as well as the care group and how sometimes entering into awkward things can turn into really great relationships.
In this episode:
[00:33] It’s a Nursing Awareness Month and we share our lessons learned from the past year of Nursing.
[01:51] My care group saves my life these days.
[05:42] Jesse finished the book he read and is still recommending it to me.
[08:49] I have read I cannot steal my joy by Bekah Bowman.
[11:35] Okay, let’s talk about all of the things of nursing and the unexpected lessons we learned along the way.
[13:20] Dealing with the grief that comes with reunification has been a great lesson.
[15:30] Our children were also affected and had the opportunity to learn how to grieve.
[17:12] How our grief affected our first experiences with Baby D.
[20:04] Caring has influenced our children and we have let ourselves into it with open eyes, but it has also given them the chance to grow so much.
[23:01] It was amazing to see how our children bonded so much to the boys we sponsored.
[26:02] Fear is normal. Expect the unexpected.
[27:55] Nursing has also changed my view of hot button issues in the world.
[30:14] The past year has deepened our faith like never before.
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