Sunday, November 17, 2013

New Territory

Well, time to get out of my comfort zone. :-( My oldest child informed me today while sitting in church that she found her birthmother and would I like to meet her?!!! I am not sure how to process this one. She has been texting and using Faceb**k to communicate with her. I read several of the text messages, they seem benign but I worry.

Friday, November 15, 2013

All My Children

I have been thinking about my kids tonight. Not just the ones I have now and adopted, but All my kids. I have had 20 children come to my home since 1999. Some of them I desperately wanted to adopt. a few I asked to be moved for different reasons. I can tell you every one of their names. I wonder where they are now. I wonder if I made a difference for them. Did I love them enough, did I make the right choice. I miss them, I pray for them and I hope for the see them again some day.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

Still Alive!

I keep thinking I would post and then I just run out of motivation. Four kids, a full time job and I am just too tired to put a sentence together.... and then there is Facebook. I post a lot to FB. It's quick, it's easy and it doesn't take too much thought. We have been....busy. The best news is the Baby Boy is a keeper! Parental rights were terminated in March, just shy of one year. I have been a foster parent a long time and have never had a case go so quickly. It will be a while before adoption, but he is worth the wait. :0) My busy little kindergartener loves school. She loves homework, she loves her teacher and she is very popular with the other kids. She has two "BFF's" and they are so sweet together My big boy has his share of struggles, but he has improved so much this year. He was in Title 1 reading and improved so much, he was moved out of that program and reads at grade level.He does have some attention problems and behavior that stems from that, but he is taking a small dose of medication and it helps him alot. My biggest struggle has been my 14 year old. She has put me through an emotional wringer. Depression, acting out, drug use, hospitalization... the works. I am doing all I can to help her, but sometimes it never seems like it's enough. We have thought about moving,grandma needs her own space and we definitely need more space. I am not sure if I can make it happen but I am going to keep looking and praying. I am still a foster parent, although I told them they can only call me for 1 more kid, lol. I dont' have any more room in my van. I don't know if I would really take another kiddo, but if I felt that is what the Lord was leading me to, who am I to stand in his way?