Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Where We Are

This weekend hubby and I had to have a long hard discussion about this process and our feelings toward it. Hubby has been working on a certain certification for work that is requiring him to go out of town frequently (new to us) and study in his free time. This and us working toward our license has caused a lot of pressure on him and, therefore, a lot of stress in our house. I really felt God working on my heart to respect my husband and work to ease the stress level in our home. Unfortunately, the answer to this was to postpone any further work on our license for (hopefully) a short time. I let our agency worker know yesterday. I also let her know that we would be interested in doing respite care! So although it made my heart so sad to know we are now longer away from bringing another child into our home, I am very much at peace with our decision. Through this whole process I have known that God's timing is supreme, His love for us pushes us to fulfill HIS will and not our own. I choose to follow Him, no matter where the road leads, no matter what my flesh tells me. I hope that soon I can update you all with either a respite care story or to say that we are back on the road again!

4 comments:

  1. Sounds like getting licensed for foster care in your area is expensive. We did not have fire inspections or water heater and furnace checks. In fact we didn't pay for any inspections, our agency did them all. Our CPR/First aid was free if we did the classes with our agency. It is amazing how different things are depending where you live.

    It took us almost a year to finish with everything we needed, mostly because we really took our time and took breaks when we felt overwhelmed. Slow and steady wins the race as they say.

    We started out doing respite for the first 5 months and then took a "permanent placement", which of course isn't really permanent, but that is what our agency calls having a full time foster child.

    Good luck and I look forward to reading more about your new foster care journey.

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  2. Thank you ladies. We are actively praying and seeking God's will as to the next step in our lives. I hope to be able to update the blog very soon!

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  3. Hi, I don't know you. I came to this blog through Mimi's I think. Anyway, I just wanted to say I think that you being the loving, supportive, Godly wife it sounds like you are is inspiring. God will honor your relationship and I believe you and your husband will have God's favor over your household. When it's time to move forward with the certifications you're seeking, He will let you know.

    Sincerely,
    Casey
    http://asinglefostermomsdiary.blogspot.com/

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