Episode 27: Interview with Saint Donise

Today’s episode features the voice of Donise, a 62 year old foster and adoptive mom. Her tale is a very unique, and absolutely amazing, with major hardships and tragedy mixed in for good measure.

Donise has 5 grown daughters, and adopted 12 and 11 year olds, and 3 littles ages 2 and under. And they also happen to be medically fragile. This is why this episode is called ‘Interview with Saint Donise’ .

I hope you will enjoy this episode. And I ask for some grace as there are 2 babies present during the recording. Real life people! I am interviewing real foster parents, and they really have real foster kids living and growing and thriving in their homes!

In This Episode We Talk About:

– A short life is not an incomplete life!

– That as foster parents, we don’t always know where a child should go, and more often than not, we shouldn’t interfere with that process. There are natural connections that happen, to be sure! But all in all, we can have peace with placements when we just leave it all in the Lord’s hands.

– Donise works hard and travels far so that her kids can stay connected with their tribal family and heritage. Donise’s focus is always on her kids first. Again – Sainthood status achieved.

The (Good) Word of the Day:

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
     they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.”

– Lamentations 3:22-23

So true! So encouraging. We can always arise with a new hope for the day, no matter how hard the day before may have been. We are so thankful for God’s faithfulness and mercy in our lives.

And that’s it my friends!

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Thanks and we will catch you again next week!

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