Friday, September 3, 2010

When one door closes...

Another one opens.

Now, I didn't know that the Old Guy had been praying that I would find a way to keep the $$'s rolling in - while I do what I have to do before leaving for home - but it seems that he's been asking God to bear me up... and for something to come along so that I can keep paying bills for the next 5 or so months.

Well, I got that answer yesterday.

Out of the blue, I got a call from Pinarc - which is the service agency that I do "family options" for.

Children and young people with a disability are matched with an alternative family who will provide care for them in the family home on a long term or short term basis, or on a shared-care basis with the biological parents.

They currently have 2 young boys desperately needing care - an 8 year old and his family, with a need for "shared care" (one week on, one week off - potentially leading to full-time placement) ... and a 16 year old who needs a permanent placement right now.

Since I only have the one bedroom available, it will have to be a choice of one or the other, (or maybe neither one) but hopefully, we'll meet next week to see which one of the boys will be the best fit.
Yeah, my needs do need to be taken into consideration, but to me, well... ultimately this is about who the boys feel comfortable with, and whether or whether not they'll feel comfortable here with me.

I was talking about it to a friend last night, and she said "well, I would go with the one who pays the most" - and I was a bit stunned at her comment.

I don't do this for the money.
I never have, and I never will.
I do it for the children, and for the families involved.
Yes... the funding helps, and I have to be honest about that.

But at the end of the day it's the difference that I can make in a child's life... or with a families' continued ability to function as a family unit, that makes it all worthwhile.


farmlady said...

I'm overwhelmed with admiration for you and belief in the fact that somehow we get what we need in this life.
I know you will make the right choice here and that this choice will be made with love. One step closer, my dear, one step closer....

HermitJim said...

I remember the saying that "God may not always give us what we what, but He will always give us what we need!"

Have a good day, and good luck with the opportunity for the family!

Fruitcake Sandy said...

You are a blessing for all that you do for and with these special families. Best wishes and hugs,

Out Back said...

You are such a lovely human being Kate, there should be more like you in this world.

Best wishes to you,


Becky said...

I love you for what you do! You're their angel here on earth!

Kathy said...

You're a special lady. I pray that you find the right match in a boy who gives you as much as you give to him. God Bless you.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

I'm in awe! You are a wonderful and amazing lady!!! And I'm so honored to say I know you!! And how wonderful that you can do something for others, and God blesses you through it as well!!! Hurrah!!! Love and hugs, Janine xx

Gramma 2 Many said...

So true, even though the money is nice and you do need it to make ends meet, the child is more important. I am sure you will make a prayerful decision and the fit will be perfect.
Thanks for your encouragement on my post today. I am thinking we may be very much alike.

Karen Deborah said...

are they brothers? could they share a room? you are amazing. Take the one no one wants, he will need you the most.

Roslyn said...

Shortest retirement on record,LOLVery generous of you to allow the child to choose you, & once again it appears that God is providing.

Dave and Tami said...

You are such a blessing to these families. Any of these children would be lucky to be placed in your home.


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