"Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you." James 1:27

In previous posts I had discussed that Brady and I had taken a 10 week course to become foster parents and then decided to do nothing with it. Well recently this topic has come back up again.

Each year my work pays for me to go to the Governor's Conference for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect in October.  I go there thinking I will sit through 3 days of boring CEU's.  I walk in to my first class and see a girl that I knew from WSU.  I sat by her so we could catch up on the last 4 years. She talked about how she works at St. Francis now. I told her about how we did our PS-MAPP class but never got licensed.  She then took the next 2 days to try to convince me that we need to get licensed.  Did not work....

The on November 4th our church participated in Orphan Care Day.  I helped out with some of the activities.  The videos and fliers really pulled at my heart strings......but I convinced myself, nope not for me.

In December, my small group did a study from Jen Hatmaker (I have a total lady crush on her) called Interrupted.  It was all about how can God interrupt your lives.  The whole time we were doing this study, the thought of foster care kept coming up in my mind.

Brady and I went home to Tennessee for Christmas.  Our usual 10 hour drive took about 12 1/2 hours.  Since we had so much time in a car we discussed foster care at length.  We decided that when we got back to Kansas we would call St. Francis and get the process rolling.

At the end of January, they came out and we did some paperwork and they walked around and checked stuff in our house.  They gave us a list of things to change or get inspected.  After getting this list I wanted to change my mind again....but my dear husband talked me off the ledge.  We started working on our list this weekend. Our goal is to have everything ready in the next couple of weeks. 

We have no idea what we are doing.  A part of me does not want to be "interrupted". Once again prayers would be greatly appreciated.

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