Evelyn & Adam & all the abused kids in this country

I know I am obsessing over little Evelyn Boswell.And I’m sorry for my distraction. But you see, I am a mother to a child like Evelyn who was rescued just before he could be killed by his parents. I have had the honor of raising a child I have no doubt would not have lived…

Meet Maggie and Abe

So sorry ’bout it, but you’re so behind. Maggie and Abe were born March of 2017 and we met them on their 30th day in the NICU. As I write this, Miss Magnolia sleeps beside me (which is where she always sleeps in case you’re wondering) for her nap and Mister Abraham is playing with…

Y’all, I’m a terrible, awful blogger

Anyway, since the last post waaaay too long ago, so much has happened. In fact, The Ritters Six grew to Ritter Party of 8 in 2017. Seriously this last year has been the greatest year!

Foster Parenting AGAIN!

Zachary’s painting hangs in the hall with my other kids’ artwork. He has a baby box and photo albums and ornaments on my Christmas tree. Zachary lived with us for 13 months and 2 days. He came to us as a 2 year old underdeveloped, abused, neglected, terrified child. He had sorrow in his eyes…

Sweet Meg

Megan loved Lifetime movies. I mean, we would watch them and discuss them 10 times. She literally lived off of coffee. So. Much. Coffee. She loved to eat cheesy bread and pizza. She loved the ranch dressing at Chef’s- and drinking Vanilla Coke. Jersey Mike’s was the way to her heart. She loved rocking babies,…

Let’s Make A Way For Them to Choose Life, Not Abortion

  I think maybe some things need to be said. Here’s me throwing in my two cents. I have a lot of friends on either side of every issue. I like this about my friends. I like being challenged to consider what I really think and believe and why. I like that I am not surrounded…

12 Ways You Can Get Involved In Foster Care/Adoption

I care so much about adoption, foster care, and child abuse/neglect. If you’ve known me for any amount of time, you already aware of this. This week I posted another story about another child being abused by another adult in their life and I realized that I’m only giving everyone half the story.  Because you…

Sheaves Gatherer

If you’ve known me any amount of time or read around my blog a bit you might know my special feelings about Psalm 126:5-6. You might know that I heard an incredible message on this short section of Scripture just before we began foster parenting and it has stuck with me ever since. You have…

It’s been six years this week.

On September 22, 2007, Jeff* left. We were given two hours to bring him to DCS a few days earlier than the two weeks we were supposed to have. I took him to moms. To say bye. Greg left work and headed our way. I rushed to our house to pack his clothes and gather…