We have been busy and now we are about to get busier. It's all good!
Sundays—we are going through an excellent sermon series at church called: CRUX. I am blown away by this teaching. On this day we really try to relax and just enjoy each other’s company, too.
Mondays—Don and I are going to be taking foster care classes. We will be starting up in October. We meet 9 times once weekly for about 3 hours. So far we’ve had a home visit, medical checks, fingerprints, background checks, reference checks, and now we just have to fill out the questionnaire. I think there are a few more home visits on the horizon, too. Our whole family is thrilled to be embarking on this new journey. We know it will not come easy but this has been on our hearts for a long time so it’s nice to be in a position to be able to get the ball rolling.
Tuesdays—Women’s bible study is in full swing. This semester we are studying the book of Ephesians. I can’t say enough good things about this study. Next semester we will be studying the book of James. I’m really looking forward to that one, too.
Wednesdays—Don and I are volunteers in a new children’s program at church called D6. This year we will be leading a group of kids together. We had our big D6 festival last week and the kids are so excited! I was pretty impressed with the festival. There were obstacle courses, a small petting zoo, food, music, face painting, carnival games, popcorn, cotton candy, a rock wall—it was big—VERY BIG—and the kids had a blast. I think the adults had a blast, too. Don and I got our faces painted with the kids. We had a good time.
Thursdays—I try to make it to the community center as well as fill in doctor’s appointments or any other errands I can think of.
Fridays—TGIF, right? We try to hang out with our friends, play games like dominoes, and just enjoy each other’s company. Don has been taking Fridays off and stretching out his weekends because he has a lot of vacation days he can’t carry over any more. He has a lot of vacation anyway because he’s been with the same company for FOREVER so we are very lucky and blessed. Oh, Fridays is also movies in the park. The kids love movies in the park.
Saturdays—The kids start their swimming back up here shortly. Fiona will be in level 6 and Kinsley in level 5. I want to keep them swimming this year. It is so good for them. Who knows—maybe next year they will be ready for the swim team? We’ll have to wait and see.
With all of that going on we have birthdays and holidays coming up, too. This year I am determined to get all of my shopping done early.
Lately I have my nose deep in my bible. Reading my bible makes me happy and keeps me grounded in my faith.
I’m still trying to focus on chipping away at my BMI, too. Slow and steady wins the race, right?
One of these days I will write about what led to our interest in the foster care system. For now, I ask that you keep us in your prayers. Any encouragement, incite, and positivity is always welcome.
"God places the lonely in families" Psalm 68:6a