Looong story short (if thats possible:)
hubby and i have 5 kids. 4 bio. 1 adopted. Our oldest has married and they have their own place. Leaving hubby and i with 4 kids in the house. Ages 14,13,11, & 10. We both work full time,my hubby on days and i on the graveyard. Last summer we found out about a cousin of mine losing her kids to the state and put into foster homes, my aunt which is their grandmother came to me for help because the state wouldn’t deal with anybody else in the family. After careful thought and prayer we went through alllll the hoops and took them in. Ages 9,6 & 3 in Oct.
Now here we are in Feb. with 7 kids and my cousin might be losing the 1 year old lil boy. So the caseworker is asking (because i made a big stink about keeping the siblings together,cause they weren’t) if we are interested in the 1 y.o.
I have to admit I’m alittle worried about getting in even further over my head. My husband and i both teach,he does CCD for 4th. grade and i coordinate the youth group at our parish for middle schoolers. Plus theres the whole taking care of our aging parents. Plus i homeschool.Anyway my husband thinks this baby should go to a couple who wants a baby. But i still say the siblings belong together…even if that means more work for me, i mean us;)
my hubby thinks that i would have to quit my job…ive worked for almost 17 years on graves, i don’t think i have to and i dont think we can afford it? Anyway im willing to say yes to life,to God if thats what He wants for us. How can i be sure? Is it that nagging in my head that keeps saying " its the right thing to do."? or the feeling like ive already said yes to Him and calling the caseworker back is just a confirmation of that yes?? Do you think im crazy? Is in unfair to the rest of our children? to my husband?
He’ll take care of everything, I know He will, I have faith in Him.I just hate not knowing the outcome.
(All the bad things your thinking about saying about this young mother with 4 kids and no man to help please keep to yourself:)