Tuesday, May 27, 2008

First Step.

I'm not sure what it is lately, but it seems that I go several days without posting then post two blogs back to back. That's what I'm doing today!

You may remember a post from April in which I spoke of wanting to adopt more children. Well, I thought I would update you.

I believe God has changed my heart or added to it, whichever the case may be. I am not 'closed' to the idea of adopting another child, but God has definitely softened my heart to being a Foster Parent. This is H-U-G-E for me. I never thought I would want to be a foster parent. I just didn't think I had it in me. I get way too attached and I was afraid I could never let a child go once they entered my home. However, God has been working on me for the past year or so about 'letting go' and I feel this is why. I'm not saying that adoption is out of the question, but the thought of planting seeds in children and helping them find a 'forever home' just makes my heart soar.

So, tonight I have my first orientation in the process of getting my foster license back. I am very excited and cannot wait to see what God has in store.

Any prayers you could send UP for me....would be sooo appreciated. Especially for the child/children that God has already prepared to come live with our family:)

I will keep you posted as things progress!!!

10 comments:

Carol - CDCversion said...

Heather, I am SO excited for you as you take these steps of faith. God will guard your heart as you give your service to Him through Foster Care!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Will be there for you - praying for you! Mama and I have been there - 32 foster children through the years. We were blessed.

I did a post on April 8, 2008 titled: "An unwed mother" which sums up foster care to me. If you haven't read it - please do! Love you!

Indian Lake Papa said...

After doing my comment - I see that my "post" I referred to was done after visiting your blog - and I see you did comment! :o) God bless Heather!

Tanya said...

That is so awesome Heather. I will keep you in my prayers and I am so glad that you have been obediant to the Lord's voice. God bless you, Love Tanya

Anonymous said...

Heather, I know where your heart is and I'm ready to take this next adventure with you, with an open mind and open arms. I know you are doing what your being called to do. But as a mother I always worry a little. You always said you didn't like being an only child, glad your kiddo's have siblings to share things with. I'm proud of you and Love you to the moon and back, Mom

Robin said...

How wonderful! I think you will make a great foster mom! God is working even now... How exciting... Can't wait to hear more :)

Susan said...

Oh my gosh I just love what your mom said. I will be praying for you too and can't wait to see where God is leading you. But wherever it is remember there is no plan B only his plan.

Heather said...

I just want to say THANK YOU for praying for me!!! I so appreciate all of you more than you could know.

AND...I promise you that my mom comments my blog just to see if she can get me to cry!! ;) Just kidding, mom. You know I love you! To the moon and back....

BittersweetPunkin said...

I will certainly be keeping you in my prayers!! We may not always know it at first but the Lord does lead us to where he wants us to be at the right time...
Hugs,
Robin

brandiandboys said...

That is so wonderful! I can't wait to read about where this journey takes you!