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Adopted 3 boys out of foster care, then got pregnant for my beautiful daughter, now currently pregnant again with twins.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

A New House Maybe

L found a house! It's not technically on the market yet but he has been talking to the owners and have worked out a good price, assuming I like it after I see it. They should be moving in the next month and will want to hurry and leave. If the oral offer on our house we got a few weeks ago is still good, we should will be able to get it easily.

It is 4 bedroom, 4 bath and on the bayou. That will be one bedroom for us, one for So Young, one for Jack and Jill when we babysit, and one for a foster child (2-3 bedrooms for foster children after So Young goes home).

We also found a good deal on a boat! It looks like God is providing the nest, so maybe he will fill it with children(and at least one baby too).

I haven't seen the inside of the house, but it's fairly new, the location is great and I like the size. Please pray that this works out. We are really going to need the space.

I spoke to my parents about Jack and Jill and that we'd be watching the kids more often and I got a funny face and "they need to take responsibility for their own kids." She's right, but they're not (there physical needs are met, but don't get the quality attention kids deserve).

Does that mean because Jack and Jill's parents are doing the wrong thing, I should also do the wrong thing and say "to hell with the kids." I DON'T THINK SO. My mom is a good person, so I know she didn't mean it the way she said it. I explained a little more and she understands.

We must put the kids first, even though they are not our kids, but I will be answering to God if I leave those kids to be pushed aside just because "they are not my responsibility." Legally, they are not, morally they are. Why? Because I see the need and have the ability to help, even if only giving the parents relief through extra babysitting so they can get things straight.

So far, no new news on Jack and Jill. We weren't asked to babysit this weekend or to keep them again. Hopefully they are working things out and the dad will stay away from girls for a while and focus on his kids. He's a good person and works hard. He just has to work a lot of hours to provide for the kids.

Please keep my babies in your prayers, that they will be provided with all the love and attention they deserve!


  • At 6:52 PM, Blogger Maya said…

    Congrats on the prospect of the house. I had a childhood somewhat like Jack and Jill. Parents divorced, mom incompetant, dad -remarried to uninterested woman. I was bounced around from person to person. There were many wonderful people like you who were willing to chip in for a time to help "raise" me. Their love and kindness is what has allowed me to be a successful (professional with Master's degree and married for 8 years, well adjusted person). Follow your heart. Your efforts will definitely be fruitful. Blessings to you

  • At 4:30 AM, Blogger Sunnie said…

    Congrats on the house! Sounds like it will be great for you all! I hope it all works out with the children.

  • At 10:13 AM, Anonymous Lori said…

    Good luck with the house - I hope you just love it when you see it. And a boat too - that sounds great!
    You're doing a wonderful thing by being there for those children. As much as it would be best for their parents to step up to the plate, if they can't the children are so fortunate to have you and your husband standing on the sidelines.

  • At 10:55 AM, Blogger Rach said…

    Very exciting about the house! I hope that it all works out for you. House buying and selling can be so stressful. I will pray that all goes well for you.

  • At 5:09 PM, Blogger Just another Jenny said…

    I can't get the song "down on the bayou" out of my head now.
    I will keep you and the kids in my prayers. Best of luck with the house sale/purchase

  • At 2:40 AM, Blogger Nique said…

    Good luck with the house Lisa. I can actually totally understand why you are doing what you do for Jack and Jill and I think it is most admirable. My Aunty took me when I was 12 as I didn't have a very good upbringing from my mum and her partner and I am so thankful to my Aunty that she took me in.

    My 17 year old sister has just moved in with us now and so we are having a big change in our family situation because of that. Thats different of course to taking in young kids but I know this is a challenge for us anyway.

  • At 1:00 PM, Blogger GLouise said…

    Wow- exciting news about the house! And on the bayou?! Can I move in, too? :-) Keep us posted!

  • At 6:32 PM, Blogger Beth said…

    Many congratulations on the potential home - very exciting stuff. The little ones are in my thoughts.


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