Thursday, July 16, 2009

I'm sooo Bad!! But You Do Whatcha Gotta Do Right!!

As I mentioned yesterday, the kids are here for a whole week. The girls ages 12 and 13 have been moping around. Telling me constantly that they are bored. Anytime I have suggested anything to do it's been "lame". I have been thinking about just going to my room and closing the door and staying there until they leave. But, I then thought, that's not really such a good plan, no matter how appealing it may seem! Not very grown up either. (hey I have moments ok)Ha!!

Anyway, I called my friend and neighbor, Nikki, she lives in my neighborhood, just a street over. She has a daughter that is 12 too. (we have tried, unsuccessfully, to get the kids all together before). Anyway, her daughter is very outgoing and really fun. Nikki, suggested, how about I send her over with a couple of her friends and they all go to the park or something? That sounded great to me. (but I didn't tell anyone at my house about this plan) Pretty sneaky huhhh!! (I was afraid of more drama and wailing that they don't want to meet anyone new, blahh, blah, blah) You wouldn't believe the drama those 2 can come up with.

So about 15 minutes ago, they came over, (I was worried that our girls would refuse to go and possibly be rude) That's happened before. Anyway, not so today. (I did shoot a pray up before the arrived) Off they all headed. I gave the girls some money and suggested they go get a Slurpee. Hopefully, I did the right thing and got them out of the house and making new friends. (you may remember, that their Mom tells my Hubby, they don't want to be here because they have no friends, and are bored).

On to other things. We got a call from the adoption agency. We have an orientation meeting in August. In the state of Illinois, you have to have a license to adopt or foster. So we are moving along in that front. My prayer has been, that the Holy Spirit will begin to work, in the lives of all people involved, and lead us to the child God wants us to have. We are willing to take a sibling group. I worry about Hubby's children, that they might not like this idea, we have discussed adoption with them before. But I still worry. (I know that's a sin) I am working on that!!

I hope everyone has a great Thursday.

In Christ Love,

8 comments:

Kathie @ my net finds said...

that's good to know, I had no idea about the license here in Illinois! I wanted to foster but the husband said no....I'll be praying for you :-)

Alicia said...

REnee..I think that is great what you did!!!! Hopefully this will motivate them to come over more often. They'll have a friend there to visit as well.

Let us know how it went!

Tim said...

So glad the park idea worked out.

We are continually praying for you guys and that God will put it in His will for this to happen. I just know it will. I was adopted and it was the best thing that has ever happened to me!

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Denise said...

Keeping you in my prayers, love you.

Jane In The Jungle said...

Good move to not tell them!
Fingers crossed for the adoption process!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Hope all goes well with the adoption process. Teens can be very picky sometimes. Hate moping kids of any age!! Enjoy your time with them!

Kate said...

My mother-in-law always told my husband when he was growing up "only boring people are bored." I think it's great and will use it on my children! I also am a firm believer (who spent my childhood bored) that boredom creates imagination and creativity!
Good luck with your quest for adoption. I'm sending good thoughts your way!

wearsinappropriateshoes said...

I think you did the right thing by getting the girls out of the house. It's good for them to make new friends!

Praying for you on the adoption front!