Welcome to our journey through foster parenting and adopting. I am so glad you have visited my blog.

My prayer is that through my experiences on this journey, I can be of help to someone else. I want Jesus Christ to be glorified through this blog because it is only through him that I am able to make this journey.

Here we go, let's start this journey together.

With All My Heart
Paula

Friday, February 27, 2009

Our Circle of Love

I would like to start this blog by telling you a little about myself and family. My name is Paula. I am married to Chyne and we have three boys Seth, Patton and Landon. I would like this blog to be a place where I can share with you about my wonderful family and our amazing yet frustrating journey through the process of fostering and adopting.

We are a very busy family and very involved with our church, schools, and extra curricular activities. Chyne is a contractor, I am an aide on a handicap bus, Seth is in the 8th grade and manger of his schools basketball and baseball teams, Patton is in the 7th grade and plays baseball, football, and is in the process of trying out for the golf team, Landon is 5 and plays t-ball and Little J is just along for the ride.

To catch you up on where we are, we started our journey through foster care to adopt a daughter but my how God has changed our hearts and by the way God really does have a sense of humor. Let me explain that last comment. As I stated earlier we began this journey to adopt a waiting daughter from foster care. We only wanted a girl and we were NOT doing foster care. Well here we are one year later right in the middle of foster care and yes you guessed it we are wonderfully blessed with a 1 year old baby boy who I will call Little J.

Once we realized that God had different plans for us than what we had we discussed this with our sons and made a decision as a family to foster. Little J came to us in August and has truly changed our lives forever. I do not regret for one minute the decision to foster because our family would have missed out on loving Little J.

I do not know what the future holds for our family and Little J all I do know is that I would not trade this journey for anything because we have been truly blessed.