So.. :How's it going?"
A little update on family life...
Things are going well. After almost a month with the new kids things are finally getting a tad bit easier. It's still a lot of work. I'm learning that being a foster parent is like running a small business. There are tons of paperwork, finances, court dates, meetings, family visitations... oh and sometime in the middle of all of this I'm suppose to take care of children. Visitation with the parents has now been moved to twice a week. Even though this creates more work for me I feel it's best for the children.
So tomorrow is the original "final" day to have the kids. We got a call a few days ago and the case worker is wanting to keep the children in foster care a few more months... sigh.. As tired as I am and as hard as it is... I care about the kids. I'm not ready to make them move them. The plan is 2-3 months.
Jacob and I are still planning on starting collage next semester. Our lives just keep getting busier and busier. Sometimes I wonder how we'd ever make in on a *normal* schedule. Our lives are filled with drama, :)
Connor and Mandie are doing great. Connor is getting so big so fast. I wish I could keep him this age forever. He amazes me every single day. Mandie is doing good. She has a new job :) She's not handling the other children well. She doesn't have a lot of patience with them but she trys.
Jacob and I are good. Jacob is going to have weekends off soon! This is exciting as he never gets weekends off! I'm tired a lot but I try to make up for it with Dr.Pepper. So far so good. I just hope I don't CRASH! Many nights I get very little to no sleep. Jacob has watched the kids a few times so that I could get some much needed rest. I feel like I could sleep a week.
Please keep thinking and praying for us. We want to do the best thing for these children and our own family. I just try to take one day at a time.. snow days I just try to take one hour at a time. lol