4.23.2009

My news....

Ok...here goes, people! Get ready!

We are trying to become foster parents! *gasp*
Why you ask? Here's what I have heard from the few people I have told. (Mostly fam)
You have your hands full with the three you have.....
You can barely handle them.....
How are you gonna handle another?
What are you going to do if they have lots of problems?
What about your own kids? What if they feel left out?
The list goes on and on.....
BUT, I really don't have any answers. I DO know that it has been weighing on my heart and in the back of my head for some time. I have wanted another baby, and then thought about adoption. But I really thought about the 3500 kids in our state in foster care and how they deserved to be loved, and to have a family. So I decided I wanted to adopt a foster child. I have thought very deeply about this and prayed my little heart out. I know that God wants me to do this, I really do. It is something I can't push aside. There is a certain little girl who may be available soon for adoption. Her parents rights have not been relinquished yet but I think they will because they simply don't want her. She is in my daughter's class at school and we love her, and I want her to be mine. I am trying to get my hopes up for her specifcally, because then I would be heartbroken. But please ya'll pray she can come to live with us forever! She is currently in foster care. And I am open to fostering other children until she is ready. I believe that we have been blessed and that we are able to give a child a shot at a happy life. I think in return, that we would be so blessed to have another child. So please pray for us..this is very difficult and we are having a home study tomorrow. I can't get this little girl out of my mind. I watch her every day when she gets on the bus when I am picking up the other kids. She waves at us and I just want to grab her up and hug her. Have a great Thursday, ya'll!!! :)

4 comments:

Becca said...

Ashely, that is awesome!!! I will pray really hard for God to guide your family in the right direction. You are so awesome to want to do that for this little girl!!!

Becca said...

I meant Ashley* lol I can't type!

Allison said...

Good Luck!! I think what you are doing is amazing. You have a big heart. I hope it all works out well for you all. :)

April said...

I am a friend of Nicole's & have been following your blog via hers.
I just had to comment on this post!!!
Before I became a SAHM, I was a clerk in the court system here in our county for years & let me just tell ya - I have seen it all!!
What an amazing gift you can (and are willing) to give a much deserving child! It is truly admirable! It only takes one person to make a difference in their lives & the right person doing the littlest thing can make the biggest impression on them! I will be praying for you & your family for this whole situation to work out!!

"We can cry with hope, we can grieve with hope, because we believe with hope.."