Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Start

I had thought this was going to be nice and slow, easy week. Hah! I have so much to get done in the next couple of days that I'm literally feeling short of breath - in a panicky way - again.

I had a nice birthday - very low key. You know you're middle aged when you get excited by the gift of a digital bathroom scale and a potato peeler... Looking at that picture, I think it 's probably a good idea I got that scale. Boy, do I look chubby! I always kind of assumed I would be thin all my life because my mom is. I should have gotten a clue, I think, when I stopped growing at 5,6" and she's over 5'8". I definitely have my grandma's body - fluffy! Too bad I just can't work up any enthusiasm for bean sprouts and marathons...

We got our first phone call on my birthday from IA KidsNet. It was such an encouragement to me. We are in the system, after all! And they trust us enough to take in children! We're providing respite care this week for two little ones. I think it's a good way to "break in" to doing foster care. Even after just a few days of this, I have quickly come to realize two things: 1) Paul and I are going to have to work like a team to an extent that we have never had to do before in our entire married life and 2) The only way I will be successful at this is to rely on God for His strength and provision in so many areas. I know that may sound a little generic and "Christian-esy" but it's the truth. This is hard! At the same time, though, I have had numerous verses running through my mind all week. I think God is bringing them to mind for strength and encouragement.

I don't have a whole lot else to report at this point, so I'll keep this post short. I'll be back next week, hopefully with a whole list of cute things the boys have said and done!

1 comment:

  1. You are NOT CHUBBY! You nut! Frank said you did a SUPERB job at the class. Happy Belated birthday!