Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Feelings.

So, a few weeks ago my hubby and I were talking. I brought up how we had an open spot for a foster child in our home.

(we had initially put a "do not call" on our home because I only wanted little ones and the Dr. had put me on lifting restrictions because of being pregnant)

Well, we started kicking around the idea of letting them know that we felt like we could probably take a 3-4 year old little girl because their wouldn't be much lifting involved with that age.

That conversation happened and so did other things and I never did call to open our home back up. This morning I got that nagging feeling. The one you get when, perhaps, God is trying to get your attention. I had a horrible morning and was not feeling well and all I could think about was a child that might need a home, our home.

So, in the middle of working on a business project, I waddled my pregnant self out to the kitchen to hunt down my cell phone and called. Big shocker that I actually reached who I wanted to speak with immediately...you know, unlike if I needed a child moved or something. Anyway, I told him about the 3-4 yr old girl, which he noted next to our name...and then...

You know what is coming next.

The opposite of what I had called about.

He asked me if I might be willing to do respite care for a 1 year old, 2 year old and 5 year old over Christmas for 7 days. Their bio mom refuses to let them go our of state with their foster family for the holidays. So, pending a hearing that was called to see if a judge will over rule the bio mom (which I hope happens) I am cautiously awaiting a phone call telling me that we will have 3 extra little faces for Christmas...pending my husband killing me for saying I would even consider it.

14 comments:

CherubMamma said...

Oh holy cow!!

I'll be praying for you – no matter what.

Pregnant. Lizzy and all that her case brings with it. Your own kid. Christmas. You might just be a little nuts. (in a good way of course)

My hubby would probably kill me if I agreed to three more over the holidays. Those nagging feelings are awfully hard to ignore though. I'll pray for your husband too. :)

Bobbie said...

whooooaaa.... i really thought i was done buying gifts.... :)

Shantra said...

Sounds like a fun Holiday to me... but my sanity has also come into question! Haven't chatted in awhile but we are adopting again... little emma is still in the picu following heart surgery... she is 7 weeks old... but her due date wasn't until jan 4...prayers welcome!
Merry Christmas!

Diane said...

Praying for those 3 children, that the judge will allow them to go with their foster family. It is ridiculous that a bio parent has that power, to uproot their children at a special time when they already aren't providing for them. As much fun as it would be to have them at your house, I am hoping the judge will let them have stability and enjoy the holiday with their current family. Maybe this is just a stall tactic until the "right" one for your family is found.

Kelly said...

Hope they get to go with their foster family too. So sad they would have to be with complete strangers for Christmas.

My hubby would kill me if I thought about that. shew. Can't even imagine how that conversation would go. haha

Heather said...

No worries, he won't kill you until AFTER you are done providing respite, he is really going to need your help....

StarfishMom said...

That's why I LOVE you!!! You're such a sucker for a little one :)

Alison said...

OMGosh! I too really hope they get to be with their foster family, but I'm sure they'll feel welcome and have tons of fun if y'all have to keep them! :)

Thanks for the sweet comment, btw.

Debbie said...

Oh what fun that would be! Sad for their foster family though if they can't go. Nothing like waiting until the last minute to make the decision for them.

Endless Love ~ Amazing Grace said...

Wow! Sure hope the judge over rules this Bio Mom but of not they'll have a great Christmas in your home:)

heather said...

I found this hilarious. You are true to form! I am actually surprised it took you this long. I'm sure your husband is used to it by now ;)

Kelli said...

your husband is a rock star :) but then again so are you. it would be awkward for only one of you to be a rock star

Tammy (aka. "Mimi") said...

Hee-hee... That is SO something that I would be tempted to do! Being by myself though, I usually TRY to make myself think things through before I say "ABSOLUTELY! Bring me that bus full of children removed from the compound!" ;-)

Really hope the judge lets them go with their foster family though. It's so hard on these little ones to have to go from place to place. Makes me sad that their parents can't see that...

Stacey said...

I wish the comments had a "like" option! I would so hit it for Kelli! Cracks me up.

And, judging by your recent post... you ARE in fact, still alive.