Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thankful Thursday

A full yes.
About a year ago I started learning about saying no so that my yes can be a full yes.
This I believe specifically applies to foster care. I have learned to be very careful with my yes.
Because you can do a wimpy yes in foster care, it's just too hard.
So I am thankful that God is teaching me that saying no is not a bad thing and the value of saying a full yes.

My little sister in law. It's crazy to me how fast she has grown up. I first met her when she was 3, actually I met her before I met Douglas because I was helping out in the church nursery. 
But when Doug and I started dating she was around 5, I have watched her grow up. She loves Jesus so much and I pray she continues to grow in Him!

Every time we have foster children in our home, I begin to really cherish the small things with my biological children. Things like doing homework with Alex and Liv become magical. I'm not sure why that is, maybe because I share being mommy with other children. I don't know. All I know is I'm starting to really believe that becoming foster parents really does make you better parents over all.

For a tender heart.
We said yes to a darling little hurt two year old late Sunday night.
Yesterday he went into kinship.
It was hard. It is the weirdest thing how you can fall in love with a child you didn't carry, you didn't birth, you didn't start to raise but the heart is funny like that.
It was hard & I cried like a baby when I found out he was leaving us, but.....

I am so thankful for families who step up to do kinship. Kinship care is when family takes care of the children who would be in foster care. That is a hard decision to make, but I am just so thankful for those who can and do it.

1 comment:

  1. So thankful for your beautiful, beautiful heart! I've been learning that there is freedom in yes, and no, too. I really need to work on giving full "yes"s, too.