“This is how we learn to hear the Lord, by doing what we think we hear then seeing what happens. It gets easier every time.”
How is this the last week of the school year? And how am I turning 45 in a couple of weeks? :-O So. WILD!
I’ll be honest though, I’m really looking forward to this summer. Our (19-year-old) nephew is coming for an extended visit and I love it when Steevenson is home. People keep telling me “he’s growing up so fast” but I just don’t see it. He still feels and looks so little to me! 😀 (And that reminds me: we’ve got to stop telling people their kids are growing up so fast, don’t you think?) 😉
Kevin and I are starting the Deciding Together course this week, too. It’s 12 weeks long and completing it will allow us to be certified to provide foster care and/or adopt through the foster care system. Currently, we’re only approved to welcome in one boy, so we’d love to add on another bedroom and be able to take in both boys and girls. (Note: our home only has two bedrooms and girls are not allowed to share a room with boys.)
There’s one more patch of grass on the back side of our house that would make the perfect place for an 11×14-sized bedroom. There’s already a walk-in closet on the other side of the wall it would connect to, too. It’s right there behind the old (non-functioning) electricity meter and sprinkler system in the photo below:
(our gas line is the only thing that would need to be moved a bit)
We’ve already had one builder come by to take a look but his bid was much higher than we had expected…especially compared to what Jim & Katie paid for their entire Bungalow Barn. Another builder friend of ours, who lives in a different state, said he thought it was on the high side too, so we were feeling a little discouraged about the possibility of adding on towards the end of last week. We’ve got a couple more guys coming over this week though so, fingers crossed, they’ll come back with figures that are closer to what we can actually afford. If not, we’ll continue to look forward to seeing what God has in mind instead!
In other news, we’ve been super busy with our book project. Did I tell you Kevin and I are writing it together? It’s mostly about moving in front of fear, and it has been such a meaningful experience to put it together!
Anywho…off to work on that now. I’d love to hear what you’ve got coming up this summer too!