Our lives changed

I’ve posted a lot about my business lately, but here’s a small glimpse into my personal life. Last year we started talking again about adoption and foster care. We weren’t sure if this would be the best year to take on another new thing, but God led us a step at a time, and we began foster care classes in February. After several home visits and inspections, a couple months of classes, background checks, and other stuff, we received our license.

Then we got the call, and accepted a baby boy who needed temporary shelter.

It’s been four years since we had a baby, and I completely forgot how much work they are! And how little sleep we’d get! But it’s been exciting for me to have a boy around the house who’s been very willing to stay up late and watch movies like The Hulk, Ironman, and a lot of other movies I’ve gotten behind on over the past few years, or sleep nearby while I’m working late.

One of the challenges is not knowing what the future holds for him, and not really knowing how to feel about that. I’ve shared with friends that it’s opened my eyes and made me realize that we really don’t know what the future holds for our own children either, and that we shouldn’t take any child for granted.

We’ve been praying since the beginning that God would send us the child He wanted us to care for. It’s been a whirlwind and a storm in a lot of ways, but for now I love it and am glad God led us down this path. I hope we can make a long-lasting difference in his life, but I already know he’s made a difference in mine.