Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Life is an Exciting Adventure

In a few hours I will be heading to Columbia to pick up some friends from the bus station.  A family of four, two boys 9 and 10 years old.  Friends having a hard time with nowhere to go.  I sent money saved for a mission trip for bus tickets.  They will arrive with what they could take on the bus and they will be staying with us until they can get back on their feet.

We will not be able to take any foster children for a while.  We are still working on our adoption homestudy.  We have delays in that area.  We can't get my moms fingerprints because we can't get her ID.  We can't get her ID because we need a copy of her marriage license and neither her nor my dad can tell me when OR where they got married.  Perhaps our homestudy will get completed about the time our friends are ready to leave.

I have concerns.  Financially, different parenting styles, thirteen people in our home.  It shall be an exciting adventure. 

Say a prayer for us.


  1. Sometimes adults need fostering, too. Bravo on taking them in. May the good far outweigh the bad :-)

  2. You are amazing! God bless you. My introverted self is cowering in the corner at the thought..... you wouldn't believe I grew up that way. We lived in a HUGE house at a kind of mission in Canada. A LOT of people came and went and lived with us . There were never less than 20 for breakfast at the table. The house was big though and everyone had work to do in the day.... so it worked. I was less conscious of my need for quiet space when I was a kid than I am now that I have too many kids :-)

  3. Life is ever interesting and fluid at our house. It is simply amazing how many people we can stuff into the house and make it look like everyone fits. Our visiting family will provide both joys and stresses, but we will survive. People try to figure out our mixed family but just can't. So, they stare if they must!

  4. Have you used the census? If you find them on the 1940 census it may give you information about them. Ancestry has some records.. if you need some help email me