"God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow into them."

Saturday, March 28, 2009

I am always surprised how many people tell me that "They have always wanted to do foster care, but..." after I tell them Ben and I are about to be licensed.

Can you imagine what a different world this would be if there wasn't a "but" on the end of those sentences?


gram said...

I agree but it does take a special person to be a foster mom because those children require someone to really love them and care for them and not there for just the money. (which I know is not much but I also know individuals that did it for the wrong reasons)

Alyssa said...

So true!! It does definitely need to be the right people though. I know you agree with that:). It takes special people, and I believe as Christians that it is a calling by God!!

Are you all ready now and waiting?? We are still praying for your kids!

Love you guys:)

Leah Wentzel said...

shortly after we get back from florida it should be official :)

Rebekah said...

I'm with you on this. I can't tell you how many people tell us the same thing about adopting someday....We always smile and nod....and think, "There's not a chance." I wish it could be different...that orphan was a foreign word...that foster care wasn't needed....Big Sigh. One (or five) kid(s) at a time, Leah. That's what WE can do....and we'll see what God will do.

the johnson crew said...

especially if they are all believers! that would be awesome!

amanda said...

yes, true. but like gram said...it takes a special person to be able to do it. there are many challenges--and to do it well and be a benefit to those children, takes a gift. just like youth leading and pastoring, not everyone is called to do be in that position. I'm glad you two were!