Thursday, May 8, 2008

So much to do....so little time.

Hello all.

I have so much going on right now. Although tax season has came and gone, it seems that a million other things have taken it's place. I feel a bit overwhelmed at the moment with life in general. So, sorry for my absence friends. On another note, I have so much to tell...

First off, my classes start next week. Yay! I can not wait to make this career change. I really believe as if teaching will be a good fit for me and my personal goals. K is also getting his Master's right now, so things have been very busy around our home.

Secondly, we have decided to become foster parents. I haven't shared this with you before, because we have talked about it on several occasions, and never moved forward with it. However, I am happy to report that as of yesterday, we have officially filled out the application and sent it in. We have our first class 05/15/2008. At that time, I will know much more to pass on. Once we receive a child, I may have to postpone going back to school or cut back on my schedule. That's a sacrifice I am prepared to make when I have to cross that bridge.

Thirdly, we have been "sort of" approached about possibly adopting a newborn baby that is due to make his grand appearance in June. Yes, HIS. It's a very long story, but basically someone I know was actually approached by this birthmother about adopting her baby. My friend told this mother, she just couldn't. She's a grandmother now, and she just felt too old to take on the responsibility of a newborn. However, she made mention of us. Now, the birthmother (BM) is considering letting us adopt her son. The BM wants everything to be anonymous, so she has our attorney's information. Now, we wait for her to call. If she does....

I don't want to become emotionally involved in all of this, because it still sounds a bit too good to be true. I would like nothing more than to take this baby, but I am just praying that God will help me contain my feelings until things are more certain. She could change her mind, and she has that right.

Please keep us in your prayers, as the future seems so uncertain for us at this time.

Elaine

14 comments:

Mel said...

WOW
You have a lot on your plate, but it all sounds so amazing. You are definitely in my prayers and I am thinking great thoughts in all of this for you. ;)
*hugs*

andrea_jennine said...

The future may seem uncertain, but it sounds exciting! And none of it is uncertain to the Lord.

Fertilized said...

Now there is alot on your plate to keepo yuo very busy. My husband and I have filled out fostering paperwork - but with is schedule we had to stop the classes half way throu- while i am on leave, we are hoping to complete them. GoOD luck to you with eveything

Jen said...

Wow Elaine, that's a lot on your plate! We'll be praying!

Alison said...

I was just getting ready to email you!! So glad you posted today. I'm praying for this birth mom that she will call and get the ball rolling. It's exciting news about the foster home too! Wow, you have so much going on. Overwhelmed would be an understatement!! Love you!!!

Janna said...

WOW..you have many exciting things goin on!!! Keeping you in my prayers!!!

Searching said...

Wow! What a bunch of things you have going on right now! You will def be in my prayers!!

Bryant Family said...

Oh Elaine, you do have a lot going on right now! First of all, enjoy your classes! As a teacher myself (and a soon to be M.Ed.), I can tell you that it is a very rewarding career. Feel free to email me if you ever have any questions!

I'll be praying for you in regards to foster parenting and the possible adoption. The Lord knows his plans for not only you, but the children He will bring into your life. I am excited to see what new paths He may be putting you on! God bless!
Sadie

The Baker's said...

Wow, you have alot going on,very exciting through, you are in my prayers.

Charne Trollip said...

O wow you have so much going on right now...

I really hope that the BM contacts your attorneys and does not change her mind, prayig all works out..

lot of love and hugs

Pam said...

Boy, you are in for a change in alot of ways. School, teaching. possible a foster child and maybe a newborn, wow. Will be praying for you, we know just like Preacher D told us Sunday there is power in prayer, so we will just wait to see what doors God opens for you.
Glad to see you the other Sunday, sorry i didn't get to talk, but L had to go to bathroom.

Love ya

Glenna Marshall said...

Oh, how exciting, Elaine!!! What great news!!

Thanks for all your kind comments on my blog(s). I appreciate you reading! It helps me to have others be so excited for us. :)

sara said...

Just wanted to let you know I'll be keeping you guys in my prayers in all that you have going on! I'm wishing the best for you both.

Mindy said...

Hi! I will be praying for you in all these new endeavors!
God has a plan - I know he does!
in HIM -
Mindy