Tuesday, December 30, 2008


This past summer we attended a worship concert at our church that was amazing, to say the least. We attend a mega-church that is filled with wonderful people living for Christ.  Its very contemporary yet very real.  During the concert a song was preformed called "Everything" (by Tim Hughes) that really spoke to me.  The lyrics are below.  (If you can find it preformed by Marcus Jones, even better.)


God in my living, there in my breathing
God in my waking, God in my sleeping
God in my resting, there in my working
God in my thinking, God in my speaking

Be my everything, be my everything
Be my everything, be my everything

God in my hoping, there in my dreaming
God in my watching, God in my waiting
God in my laughing, there in my weeping
God in my hurting, God in my healing

Christ in me, Christ in me
Christ in me, the Hope of Glory
You are everything

Be my everything, be my everything
Be my everything, be my everything

Saturday, December 13, 2008

A Delay

We were supposed to receive our license last week and mid-week I decided to call our licensing worker to see when we should expect it.  She informed me that she forgot to give us paperwork to fill out for background checks since we've lived in two other states other than CA in the past 5 years.  Apparently this should have been completed in October when she did our home inspection.  So she mailed them to us, we filled them out and mailed them back to her yesterday and on Monday she'll mail them out to the respective states.  UGH!  

I'm just praying that this delay isn't too lengthy.  We were really hoping to have a little girl join us for Christmas, but its not looking like that will happen now.  So we continue to wait and try to be as patient as possible (if you know me you know this is not my forte).  I wonder why the social workers don't move this along quicker...especially since there are so many children needing homes?  Its sad.  The kids are the ones who lose out.

Friday, December 5, 2008

We're DONE!!!

We have finally completed our 27 hours of foster care licensing classes!!  We are SO thrilled that we are finished and that we can resume Saturday's as normal.  We were missing our babies; it was hard being away all day, especially for me since I'm never away from them for more than a few hours at a time and even that is pretty rare.  

Our last class (Nov.22) was not great.  We missed the classes on October 25th because I had a wedding that I was coordinating (something I do here and there) so we had to make it up at a different location with different social workers.  Thank goodness we didn't sign up for those classes.  The social workers weren't as knowledgeable as the ones we had been working with and the other members of the class participated very little.  But I'm sure they were all good people.

Anyway, we're done and now all that is left to do it wait for that phone call.  We should receive our actual license next week and I expect a call around then.  But who knows...  I am just praying for this little girl and also for our family.  I pray that God blesses this experience and that ultimately His will is done.