About Mama


My name is Glenda, and I’m a thirty-something wife and stay-at-home mama. I have been happily married for over 15 years to the love of my life and we have been blessed with two boys, age 11 and 6. They are half-brothers that we adopted through the Oregon foster care system. We also have a foster daughter who is the biological sister to my boys. We had her from 9 weeks old until she was 14 1/2 months old before she was returned to their biological mother. After nearly eight months away, we got the call in February that she was coming back into care. We have had her now again for over a year. We’d love to be her forever family, but want God’s will above all else.

This blog is a place for me to share with you what the Lord is teaching me. Sometimes it will be based on what I am studying in the Bible. Sometimes it will be what I have learned about parenting, or marriage, or homeschooling, or attachment, or…whatever is in my head and on my heart to share.

One of my main concerns about starting a blog was fear of having to moderate nasty comments or anger about what I believe, which really isn’t about me at all, but about what the Bible teaches. Facebook has been a blessing and a curse for me in this area. But the Lord has assured me that is not part of my calling. If you have a disagreement about what is expressed here and are not able to respond in a kind and respectful way, please be aware that your comment will not be approved. This blog’s purpose is to uplift the downtrodden, to encourage the discouraged and to cheer on the underdog.

Reader Friends, PARENTING IS HARD. It’s worth it, but it’s HARD! How can we not expect to shed blood, sweat and tears when we follow in the footsteps of our Savior? He shed all three for us. My heart’s desire is to make this a place where I can share what the Lord is teaching me and to have a forum for other mamas (and daddies – you aren’t excluded here!) to do the same.

I used to be very judgmental parent. Until I became one. That stops right here, right now. Your heart is safe here. Grace abounds.

Blessings and much love,




One thought on “About Mama

  1. My darling daughter,

    So proud of you following the Lord’s leading for your life. I love how you listen to Him and follow his instructions. I have a feeling, this is going to be life-changing for many people, including us and will help many foster/adoptive parents to glean information that will be very helpful in the life-changing of many foster/adopted children also. I will continue to read and comment from time to time and hopefully let you know how much I appreciate your relationship with the Lord and how HE is directing your life, day by day.

    Nehemiahmama’s momma :o)

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