Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My feelings on adopting again

I struggle with whether our family is finished growing. I love my 3 children and sometimes they wear me out. I don't want a baby again, yet I think about the fact that we have room in the house and heart to take in another child that needs a home. We can not adopt internationally again. I can't go through the financial stress of doing that. It's expensive. But we could do foster care. Haiti broke my heart and made me want to take in two or three. But I don't see that happening. So I guess I will be still and just listen to see what God has in store for my family. We will do nothing and have our hearts and ears open. Sometimes it's hard to be still and know that he is God! We know it's all in his control and his time so we just have to see what happens next to our family.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Older homes, smaller homes rock!

someone we know just bought a million dollar house. Wow. Who has a million dollars lying around. I have to say I envied her house but do not want it. Sure if I had 10 million dollars I would probably own a 1 mil dollar house. But, alas, I do not. For me, it's more important that I have a paid for house. I do not have a paid for house but the house I'm in will be paid off as soon as I get a job (next 3 years for job then 4 years after that we'll be debt free of everything, we are debt free now except the house.)

In a little house, I'm loving that my children are always close by in my 1900 sq ft home. The boys share a room and love it. There is room for my father to move in and have his own space. It's cozy. Maybe love does grow better in little houses like the song says. :)

I know that people in big homes have just as much love. There's just nowhere to go in little houses and you have to be able to work all the issues out. It makes for a good family life. I am blessed regardless.