If I look at the mass, I will never help. If I look at the one, I will. - Mother Teresa
Bob and I attended a foster parent orientation last night. Some
days we have no idea which direction this journey is headed, and so we explore
the areas we feel called to help. The need is so great, it's hard to know some
times where to put our energy, and still care for our family unit
When we started this journey a year and a half ago, we really
thought we were going one way: an international adoption from Uganda. We
thought we knew how it would go, had an idea of a time frame, and pictured our
ideal family when it got to that point.
We've since learned that we have
no idea how this will look. And we are ok with that.
only involves stepping out in faith and being available. The rest, is up to
The outpouring of support of our friends, and strangers to raise
money has been humbling. And keeps us moving forward and clinging to the idea
that a domestic adoption could financially happen for us. Without that help, we
won't get there, which could lead us to other ways of caring for those less
fortunate, and that's ok too.
The idea of being a home, readily available
for children in our community on a temporary or permanent basis also intrigues
Our heart is for family, our own biological kids, adopted ones, or
simply those that need to be loved on by our family for a short period of time.
We trust that God has the perfect picture of our family, and are encouraged by
how he's revealing it to us, in His perfect time.