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

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

CHAMPIONSHIP

Landon's baseball team, which we thought would never win a game has made it into the tournament championship game this Thursday night.  Way to go Landon.

Oh and by the way wouldn't you guess it, the championship game is at 530 and Seth's graduation is at 700.   I am not sure how I am going to pull this off yet.  I will figure out something.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

THE BIG "40"

Okay everyone, go over to the missing piece and wish our friend Kelly a happy birthday.

                            its the big "40"

Happy Birthday Kelly, I love you.  Glad you are finally in the 40's club.



Wednesday, May 19, 2010

BUSY, BUSY

Wow, summer has not even started yet and we are already so busy.  Just a quick update.

The school Seth attends is a K-9 schools so they make a real big deal over 9th graders.  They have a 9th grade play which we attended last night.  He was a police officer and an alligator.  The play was very cute and Seth did a very good job.  Seth also will have  graduation on May 27th.

Patton just had his spring football game and is now about to start summer baseball.

Landon is busy with baseball and will hopefully make allstars.  We will find out next weekend.

Jacob is just busy being a 2 year old.

Chyne and I are just counting down the days until our much needed beach vacation which will begin May 30th.

School is officially out May 28th.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

CALL ME CRAZY

Okay, what I am about to post is going to probably blow your mind and you will indeed call me crazy but here it goes.

I have prayed about the situation I shared in an earlier post about the girl contacting us about adopting her newborn baby GIRL and I have come to a decision.  The decision is that I cannot take this baby.  This is the situation we had always dreamed of but it just does not seem right now.  I will try and explain why.  When we went into this process of  foster/adopt it really was strictly to adopt a girl but God had other plans.  He has completely changed my heart and has given me a true burden for foster children.  He has allowed us to bring Little J into our home and hopefully in about 3 more months officially be ours.  He has also continued to burden my heart with ALL the other foster children and placed a desire in my heart to continue.  I have no idea what that means for us.  I have always said I could never foster and not adopt but with God never say never, right?  I do believe that one day God will send me the daughter he has for us and I believe with all my heart that she is in foster care now or will be soon.  Therefore, I have to continue this journey with him.  I have to trust God with everything.

I do have to call the girl and let her know that for our family we just can not pursue this adoption.   I did promise her from the beginning that if I could not take the child that I would help her place it with a wonderful family and I do have the perfect family in mind.  Please pray for the girl and the new family I  will be talking with.  This precious baby will have a wonderful home and I am just thankful for the opportunity God has given me to possibly help fulfill another families dreams but most of all I am thankful for God allowing this girl to call me because only through this call have I realized that my heart truly belongs to foster children and foster care.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

30 DOWN 30 TO GO

Yesterday was the last day of the legal publication concerning Little J and Bio Father.  It had to run once per week for one month and now we have to wait one more month.  To date no one has responded.

So we have 30 days down 30 more to go.  We are on the home stretch, finally!!