MIA - Blog Post

Mom In Action

As you may have noticed I have taken the last few months off from blogging, vlogging and podcasting. Though I have not been here since June, MIA stands for Mom In Action, not it’s usual definition.

In my last blog post I shared many of the changes my family has been going through over the last year, however, I did leave a significant one out. In Mid – June our family opened our home to become Foster Parents, and then at the end of June a child was placed in our care. At the time of placement, she was 3 days old and she is now two months old.

Over the last two months we have stayed busy. We had two summer camps. My kids went to visit grandparents. Then having a new infant in the home has meant middle of the night feedings, countless diaper changes, and all the rest that goes along with that blessing. Then in Mid-July we began our first semester of homeschooling. My oldest EK started 4th grade and CW started Kindergarten. Therefore, something had to give, so I took a short hiatus from God’s Enough -Women’s Ministry.

However, I am back. I am looking forward to sharing new things with you. I will be rearranging my schedule since I will need to do things around my kid’s schedules, the baby’s schedule and Ted’s schedule as well. Keep an eye out for posts about new times from our Live Bible Study and for when the next podcasts and blogs will be coming.

Finally, here is my heart about Fostering:

Our journey to become foster parents has been an incredible one. We have felt such a blessing to be able to bring a little one into our home to care for her, while her family is unable to do so. Fostering is not for everyone. For many years I wanted to Foster but with our busy schedule and resources we did not feel as though we were able to at the time. However, when everything began to change for us last year, Ted and I both felt that the time had come to begin the process. It took us many months of classes, training, inspections and preparation before we were ready. God’s timing is so perfect though. I finished my work for the church. I was able to transition home with my kids and had two weeks to settle in before the baby came to us. I am so overwhelmed by how God has worked through this whole thing. It has been amazing.

If you are considering fostering and have questions, please feel free to reach out to me. If you are unable to foster, then please love on and support the foster families around you. They will not be able to share every detail or explain the gravity of the situation that their children are in, but rest assured they still need your love, prayers and support. Here is where my mind draws to in the Word of God about this issue.

Scripture says:

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”- James 1:27

Please understand I am not saying that you must foster or even help people financially when you are not able. I do encourage you however to seek God and ask him how to play your part in looking after those in need. This is an area in which I am growing, and I hope that you will be encouraged to allow God to grow your faith too.

As always, my heart is full of love for each of you.

Now Go in God Knowing That He Is Enough For You.