Sunday, June 10, 2007

The Dynamic Duo Exits

We had the 2 wee ones again this week... little premature peanut at 2 months and a hefty 5 lbs 11 oz. and black-haired beauty at 3 months and 10 lbs. Both of these sweeties are with a foster Mom who has had a tough time of it. Last week she was recovering from surgery and this week they had to redo a portion of it.

Interestingly enough, we found out that when we do respite care for other foster parents, we are not on the 'open list' for children of our own. Now we know. Covenant Kids is actually trying to license us for up to 6 children (including our own) so that we have the flexibility to do respite and still take potential foster-to-adopt children. Currently, we are licensed for 4 children.

We did get a call about a sibling group of 3 - ages 3, 20 months and 6 months. Could we do this? My heart says yes; my head says no; my husband just shakes his head and laughs. What do you think? Is it impossible to think that we could muster the strength at almost 40 years old to raise an additional 3?? Are older parents somehow 'less?' (If so, what about Abraham & Sarah or Elizabeth & Zacharias?) Will our adoptive children think they've gotten the short end of the stick because we will be collecting Medicare when they graduate? I'd love your opinions, friends!

Meanwhile, I'd love to hear what is going on in your neck of the woods. Post a comment or send me an e-mail. Are you enjoying every second of your summer? Has the temperature and humidity risen where you are?

Much to ponder on this beautiful afternoon...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

God gives you the desires of your heart, and He never gives you more than you can handle--With His Help, that is.

Your Crocheting Friend