10 March 2009

well hello!

So today was the big ole home study.. wasn't it. Well of course, the paper work that had been done last Nov --like that 8 hour interview-- has disappeared so we started it again today. Jake had to leave and go to work so he has to be interviewed later.

So i kinda feel like we have been through the ringer.

I really love our Family Developmental Specialist and all the ppl at LifeShare, I just am sad that things are taking so long. It really does sadden me. There are so many children in this county that need a safe place to stay tonight. I know that this is what I want for my life. I want to love some children in Joseph's memory. I know they do not replace him. I just want to share in their own personal losses.

We moved out of EB over year ago with dreams that we would have foster children within weeks. I can't believe those weeks have passed into over a year.

There was an interesting story in the paper about a little girl whose mother has been given so many , so many , many chances to get her act together.... while this little girl waits in the balance at a relative placement....

I encourage you to read it.
http://tampabaytimes.fl.newsmemory.com/ the March 9 edition

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By the end of the month our Profile should be complete and we should sign the application. Once the application is turned in, we could have the license within days.... up to 30 days.

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I dont know what else to do. but my heart aches. I easily get my hopes up. I always get a bit too excited. Because I allow myself to do that I get hurt easily, or saddened easily.

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Hope deferred makes the heart sick.

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Will you pray with me?


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6 comments:

Pam said...

Oh, bless your heart! Don't forget the rest of that verse! I'm praying for you.

D said...

It is very disheartening. I read blogs from all over the US who are having the same problems. Our county hasn't done a foster parent class in months, at one point a year?? Why? and then it takes a year to be licensed. Don't spend millions of dollars in TV ads for foster parents if you're not going to do the classes or paper work needed to get the job done. I just don't understand. Then you put the foster parents you DO have thru H*ll. I don't get it, I really don't.
Praying for you now.

Annie said...

always!

Unfortunately I know how you feel. But just wait it'll be awesome!

Susie said...

You are in my thoughts. My mother is a product of the foster care system so, I applaud your efforts to enter it. It takes very special people to open their hearts and homes to children in need.

Moi said...

I will definitely keep you in my prayers..i hope this all works out and SOON so you can take care of those children and follow your very generous heart and be a foster parent. I have bible study tonight and your story is definetely on my heart today! God bless you!

sonia said...

I"m so sorry you have to wait so long. YOu and your husband are good people to be welcoming these children into your home. There is a special place in heaven for you guys. I just know it.