Friday, May 7, 2010

"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give"

"Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something"

We've been thinking a lot lately about "dreams." We all have dreams as we are growing up. My dreams have always been pretty simple; get married, have babies, and be fortunate enough to help those in need. I've gotten married, I've had a baby.. hopefully we will have more, and I've always done what I can to help friends and family. But lately I've been having this urge to do more. I'm not fortunate enough to have loads of money to give to charities or those less fortunate, but I do have other ways of helping. Soooo.... after much consideration and conversations late at night we have decided to do foster care! I know what some of you are thinking.. Im crazy! And that may be true... but I couldn't be more excited about it! This is a special type of foster care that only cares for newborn babies from the time they leave the hospital until they get adopted. Normally you will have an infant for around a month. Its not that I have anything against fostering older children.. but at this time of our lives, I dont think we would be good for that. Those children need more attention than I would be able to give them.. maybe when Hailey is older we will think about that. I'm in the process of getting certified now and hopefully we will be ready for the babies by the middle of summer! Looking forward to hearing thoughts and opinions! But first I want to share another quote;

"This is the true joy in life - being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy." ~George Bernard Shaw

1 comment:

  1. I'm very happy to hear that you want to give back to society... As a friend/family, you may want to think about you getting older and how you can use this in the job market. Many foster parent(s) have degrees (early education) and CPR certified in children/infants. These things you can use for the future and look good on resumes. You can do a lot with this decision, just use it also to your advantage.
    Love you, Brandi