Episode 21: Lion, Witch, Wardrobe

July 28, 2018

Welcome to Season 2 of the Fostering Voices Podcast!

We had an amazing 5 weeks off (even though I foolishly thought we only needed 2 weeks off). We are back, totally refreshed and ready for a new season, new guests, new listeners, and new foster adoption topics!

We are actually recording this episode in our car as we drive from California to Arizona. We went on a cruise with my work – Showit.co. It’s the best company in the world to work for, and they provide the best websites for Photographers and Creatives. Check it out if you are in need of a website!

On the cruise we met Don and Renee Worcester. They are marriage/life coaches and we were so blessed to meet them! And one day you guys will too, cause we are definitely going to have them on the podcast. They have so much great advice to give, and they also happen to be adoptive parents and have a crazy story to tell! If you want to find out more about them, you can check them out here.

This week’s episode discusses:

  • The movie Lion (on Netflix!). This movie is incredible, and is based on the true story by Saroo Brierley, who as a young boy, got separated from his family when he fell asleep on a train. He was lost and eventually adopted by an amazing family in Australia. This movie will make you bawl your face off. Saroo also wrote a book:  A Long Way Home, we haven’t read it yet, but it is on our list of books to read. And one day maybe we can get Saroo on our podcast! Wouldn’t that be amazing??
  • Saroo’s story is strongly dependent on the magical technology of Google Earth. We didn’t know when this came out while recording, and it was 2004. But in Saroo’s life story, he used Google Earth for a few years before he made a major breakthrough in 2011. (We said 2012 in the podcast. But that’s the year he traveled to meet his birth mom.)
  • We talked about Ontario Place, the place where we lost Lily when she was 3 or 4. We are the best parents ever.
  • Chris referenced Episode 7: Wow That’s Cool.
  • Citibank vs CitiBank-uh . It’s a real thing. Here’s the giant building Chris and Robert were trying to get to while in Seoul.

This week’s life hack: Living with less baggage

  • Essentialism by Greg McKeown. This book is fantastic and really causes you to live with intentionality and purpose and less.
  • Living with less emotional baggage – I had to apologize/make amends with a neighbor after her kid fell at my house. I am the Witch of our neighborhood.
  • Living with less physical baggage – having less in your physical Wardrobe, and home, makes for quicker tidying up and less clutter. Marie Kondo’s book: “The Magical Art of Tidying Up” has helped me tremendously with this!

Good Word of the Day:

“I will satisfy the weary,
and all who are faint I will replenish.”

Jeremiah 31:25

Most of our listeners are on summer break, and we just wrapped ours up! But whether you have kids, or don’t, whether they are back in school, or not – we hope you are able to find moments of rest and allow the Lord to refresh you!

Thanks for tuning in! We are so glad to be back, and as always, we are so thankful for you, dear listener!

Don’t forget to connect with us

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