Still I kept nudging my husband. I always looked at what a great father he was to our children and knew there was a child out there that would benefit from having him as a fatherly figure. I knew I could probably talk my husband into doing foster care, but I didn't want it to be something he did for me. I wanted him to feeling the calling too. So I prayed to God that if you really want us to do this then I am not going to bother Steve about it anymore. If this really is from God put it on his heart too.
A week later, he said I think now is the time for us to foster. It took over a year to get licensed. I was frustrated by the process, but looking back now I know that was God preparing our hearts for what is to come. It was all about God's perfect timing.
A month after we got licensed we went to our first Love Moves Us group. We didn't have a placement yet, but one of the other foster mom's recommended us for our precious foster son. We didn't go into foster care to adopt, but when this little boy was placed with us pre-adoptive status. We just knew he was supposed to be part of our family for longer than just a season. To see our older children love on him is truly a gift from God.
A year later we are in the process of adopting. It doesn't seem real and yet it feels like exactly what we are supposed to be doing with our lives. Fostering is like a daily surrender to God. You realize you are not in control of any of it, but He is! From the start Love Moves us has provided us the support we needed to survive this journey. This last year has been the best and most difficult year of my life, but I wouldn't change it for anything! God is good all the time! All the time God is good!