Currently there are over 11,000 children
in foster care in Missouri.
Over 2,000 children are waiting for a forever family.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

GIVE LOVE, Foster Care Adoption T-shirt Fundraiser is Here!!

I am so excited!! My daughter had to do a community service project for school. She decided to do something to help kids in Foster Care. We are going to be selling T's to raise awareness of the need for loving Foster Care and Adoptive homes. We decided to use all the proceeds to provide suitcases and other needed items for Kids in care.  Please let me know if you have a question? There are 2 types of women's T's available, a fitted T and a regular T. The fitted women's T's run SMALL. You are welcome to contact me by email if you would rather send in a check for your order. Each T is $20. If you live nearby, I can arrange a delivery or pick-up.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I want to go hold children and help in whatever way I can....

I want to go to Africa. I want to go to Africa and hold children and help in whatever way I can. Yes, I have 5 children. I am a parent and foster parent. And I get a lot of practice holding and helping children. But, Africa has been in my heart for years. And no matter how impracticle it may seem, I have it in my heart to go. My husband is too sweet. "If you want to go, go ahead, we just need to work out the details." Coming from a man who will be left at home with 5 children, that means a lot. But, he has always been a hands on Dad. For which I am so grateful.  Now on to the details.......$$$, childcare, getting over the feeling that I am abandoning my family(for a few days), and not being able to be here for them. I am just sure it will be so hard for them to make it without me for 2 weeks. So God, what is the perfect plan???? I think Id like the "handwriting on the wall" type response.  At least, I must provide God with some comic relief on many days. In the least, I know He loves me and has the perfect plan ahead. All I need are the directions for one step at a time.