Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Its been awhile...

I know! It has been to long. Summer is rolling on. Rchard and I moved are room down stairs, and I love it . the rest of the house it still in shambles but we'll get there. I have really benn stressing about money. I know it is all in Gods hands, and that worring gets you no where. Except to bed with a migrain as my case my be!
We seem to be getting no where with raising money for the Van. I will be selling Hair bows and Flowers at the Mushroom Festival and Hope to raise some money then! But right now I am blah!
So Please pray for me. When I worry I get anxiety atacks and my blood pressure goes up and my heart races.And i get really cranky at everyone around me! I have meds to help but really Hate having to take them. and when I get like this Richard feeds off my stress and No one has Fun.
Well I haer Babies talking upstairs so ...here we go again.
Really looking forward to spending time with extended Family tonight!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Take a RISK

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for another is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk exposing our true self.
To place your ideas, your dreams, before the crowd is to risk loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To live is to risk dying.
To hope is to risk despair.
To try at all is to risk failure.
But risk we must, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The man, the woman, who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, is nothing.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Today word from above... to move are hearts and hands to action.

James 1: 22-27

22Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror 24and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does.

26If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless. 27Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

Lord Let us not only hear your call but Give us the strength to do your work!!!!!!

Friday, July 9, 2010

364 and counting.

So yesterday I thank my Pt. She is working with e and is really making progress! enough progress that the Orthopadic dr. has agreeded to wait till sept. for braces to see if she can work her muscles on her own!
So thank you Miss F. for helping my baby girl walk!!!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

365 days of thanking the system......

Ok so lately I have really been struggling to find the good in "the system" of Foster care adoption. ( I'm not referring about the fact that kids find forever homes, You all know I am 100% on board with that!) But the actual going about the process , there seems to be so many holes and lack of communication that ultimately leads to children falling through the cracks and getting hurt by a process that is in place to protect them. Not to mention as A foster Parent we are often looked at like we have a third eye. Like some how we could have some idea , God forbid suggestions about what might be best for the child we care for 24/7.

Any way my attitude needs to be tweaked!!!! So for the next 365 days I will be thanking some one that works in the SYSTEM for there part. Some with a phone call some with e-mail but i will thanks some one. ( Because a little thanks can go along Way) and I will blog each day with that bit of thanks. names will be changed to protect the innocent ( where is my sarcasm font when I ned it!) I will start with the Case workers, supervisors , therapists.... Ok I'm sure I will need some help thinking of more.. So please comment suggestions!
I will start with the receptionist at my agency office ( I.E. SUPER Women in disguise) She is the go to person if you need something to get done! and is an awsome friend!

Monday, July 5, 2010

I need more followers!

For every follower I get from now till july 31, 1$ will be donated to the VAN fund! So please follow me:) I know thhis is a selfish plug, but every dollar helps. THANKS
We will also be doing a Raffle to raise money. So keep checking back 1 of the items will be a crochet rag rug. ( pics to come!)

Are we crazy for being obediant to what God has called us to?

I think that my family & Friends thinks we are crazy! I just don't know how to explain our choices in life, in a way that they would understand! Adn yes I know This path is a choice. But I know God called me to be a foster parent and to Adopt through foster care. Richard and I also know that God has called us to start praying for the children that have yet to come home to us!!!!!!!!
We know ther are more and that in his time they will come home. Trinity is praying for an siblings over 2 she is tired of the babies. and I don't blame her so am I at times... 3 under 2 is hard. But they will all be teenagers before I blink I just know it. Then we will have new issues !

and the "HARD" is the reason I don't think my family understands why we want more. From there perspective I could see why they wouldn"t understand

US Them
There are kids that need a forever family How will we take care of more kids
God as called us to this life! Are you sure he is calling you
God has provided thus far and he will What if something happens to one of you what would you do
continue to be faithful!

If this isn't your calling I don't expect you to understand!! To the outsider our family is overwhelming , But it works. Now don't get me wrong it is not always smooth sailing. I will be the first to tell you tat I am not super mom! I hate house cleaning and tend to let the laundry pile up. I am Not a morning person so I tend to be grumpy untill I've have 2 cups of coffee. But I love my family and with the exception of the kids I have yet to bring home , I wouldn't change things!!!!!!!!! But I would love to hear your thoughts!!!!!! When I was growing up our family verse was Isiah 40:31 and I am reinstating this for my family now and adding 28-31.

28 Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.

29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.

30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;

31 but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

I am also asking for prayer!!!!! Our minivan has lost the AC and is acting weired. Please pray it is an easy fix, and inexpencive!