Monday, May 15, 2017

Foster Care

Well . . . we went and submitted our application to become a foster family back in March.  Today our homestudy is done along with our CPR and training requirements.  We just might be licensed by the end of the week.

About 5 years ago I had a little prayer/nap time one afternoon.  I often pray for God to use me. PLEASE. and if he wants to use me  PLEASE!  make it very obvious.  Anyway I was startled out of my prayer/nap time by the door bell.  It was the scheduled furnace maintenance guy.  I showed him to the furnace and apologized for the amount of toys that were on the rec-room floor.  After he did whatever he was doing to my furnace he said "don't worry about the toys, I have 6 kids".  We only had 3 at the time.  I responded with something like "Wow that is a crazy amount of kids but I LOVE it!"  He  went on to tell me that a couple were foster kids and that the need is great.  We chatted for a good 15 minutes.

So you get it.  The seed was planted many years ago.

I still want more from China but for right now I know this is exactly where we are supposed to be.

I am scared
I am excited
I am terrified
I just want to get this started.

If you see me out and about with a little person please respect their feelings.  We were told during training by a former foster child how much they hated the questions. You are welcome to ask me in private.   Thanks!

1 comment:

Cheri said...

Oh, what a sweet story! And how wonderful for you all.