With talking about bringing 3 more kids into your family you have to be ready for different responses from different members of the family.
For a few months now, I would say ever since I had the baby, my oldest child has told us on occasion that he is "fine with the amount of kids we have now" - alluding to the fact that he doesn't think we need any more.
This child was an only child for 6 years. And then, we added children in the most volatile way possible, foster care. Kids have come and kids have gone. Them leaving has by far always been the hardest part for my son.
So, when we brought up the idea of adopting THREE more kids my son had his reservations. I GET THAT. I have my own reservations.
But, that doesn't change the fact that these three kids NEED a home.
It doesn't change the fact that we have "wanted" these kids for two years...even when they weren't the first thing on our minds.
It doesn't change the fact that we are a family and we can make this work. I didn't say it would be easy, I said I believe we can make it work.
So, we have talked. And talked. And talked.
Tonight at dinner we ALL said prayers, one at a time, starting with Lizzy of course who LOVES to pray and reminds us often (seriously, God knew we needed that sweet baby for more than one reason).
When it was my son's turn to pray it went something like this:
"Dear God, thank you for our food and our house. Thank you for my mom, and dad, and Lizzy and baby sister. And for the three kids that might be moving to our house. Amen."
Relief washed over me because I need him to be on board with this too.
God is working in us.
Getting us ready.