Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Yes Way!

Some of you may remember a post I wrote in February titled: "A Change Is Gonna Come". I was fairly vague in that post as I didn't want to open doors for Satan to interefere. Thanks to those of you who prayed and continue to pray for me. I am ready to elaborate. (Thanks for your patience Mel:).

For the past couple of years, I feel God has been calling me home. No! Not His home, my home. He has given me a deep desire to be home with my children. However, being a single mom and the only source of income kind of throws a wrench in things. Of course, in my human mind I am thinking: "This is impossible". NO WAY is He asking me to be a stay at home mom (It's important to note here that every time I say NO WAY, I make a vow to NEVER say NO WAY again). God has also given me a deep desire for teens/children. Not just the sweet, cuddly ones, but the ones who are hurting, scared, abused, neglected, and generally.....real pains in the caboose! I just wasn't sure how this all fit together.

Last month, I began a DVD course for counseling teens. At the end of the course I will receive a certificate. I believe, with all of my heart, God has prepared me for this and called me to counsel hurting kids. Now, I believe, He is also calling me to foster/adopt more children. Which, to be honest, I wasn't completely sure I ever wanted to do again. It hasn't been an easy road. Isn't it funny how it is all coming together?

I have been amazed at how excited my heart is at the prospect of this journey. I have been amazed to look back at the last few years and see that God, like the greatest of all conductors, has orchestrated each and every note of the symphony.

I am looking so forward to sharing each step of this journey with all of you.....

9 comments:

Indian Lake Papa said...

Hi Heather - Mama andI started foster care at the ripe old age of 25! We do not regret that journey. We believe with 32 foster children behind us we made a difference - sometimes not the way we planned. As my mind now races over memories, I think I will share one of those in a new post on my blog.

Feathering My Nest said...

I'm so excited for you Heather. I look forward to hearing how God will provide and guide your life and career as a stay home mom. God bless you richly, Kathi

CDCVersion said...

Wow, Heather, how cool that you sense God's leading in all of this. Certainly it would be a huge undertaking without knowing He is guiding you each step of the way. That counseling course is going to open many doors for you, my guess. Also, the fact that you have God-given love for teens and children in crisis indicates He has a purpose for your life beyond your expectations. I look forward to reading about your journey ahead!

Sharon said...

How exciting for you! I pray that God will continue to work in your life and bring you some children that really need your love and care! How wonderful to do such great work for the Lord!

Hugs, Sharon

Tanya said...

Wow, I am so proud of you and your heart to do God's will. I can see you doing this. This is such a wonderful ministry that God has laid on your heart. There are alot of hurting teens in the community and around. God bless you and Jeff and I will keep praying for you. Love Tanya

Lori said...

Sister, if anyone can do it - you can! My prayers are with you and I pray only His will in your life! Lord, open doors no man can shut & shut doors no man can open! Thank you Father! Looking forward to hearing all about it!

Susan said...

I am so glad to hear that things are moving in this direction and you will be home with your children before you know it.

Heidi said...

This is awesome!!!!

I'm praying with and cannot wait to SEE THE RESULTS!!! Our God is Awesome isn't HE?

Robin said...

How wonderful! You will impact the lives of children who need love and show them Jesus! What an incredible opportunity!