Friday, February 20, 2009

On Borrowed Computer Time

I feel as if I've fallen of the face of the earth when it comes to the blog. I miss you all so much and yet, life without a computer has been good in many ways. The time sucker of wanting to write so much is gone, but the joy of writing is gone too.
It's been good timing, I've been so busy.
Rick and I finished our PRIDE classes for Foster parenting. We are in the process of finalizing the paperwork, Dr. visits, fingerprinting etc. Even if God stopped us here, it's been an educating experience and we have really enjoyed working with people both saved and unsaved. We have made some new relationships that seem as if they will continue on. If we do make it into bringing in a child or sibling group, these support connections with be so great. One couple we bonded with in particular is going into foster care/adopt because they cannot have their own children. We are supposed to be getting together soon. We all hit it off so well.
I put the crib back up and found some great bedding at the thrift store for five bucks. My friend Tricia came over and let me know the bedding was from Johnsons and was originally nearly 200 dollars!!! Wow, score! She use to work there so she would know. I almost forgot how to put the crib together..tee, hee! And! And, it nearly killed my back to do it this time. I'm getting old. Or my back is anyway. Another weird fact to mention was that the hand me down mattress given to us was the EXACT one the kids had and it was a rare one so I was surprised. Who knows, maybe it was ours. So, the crib is complete again and put up in our room. It reminds me to pray for these children whether I get them or not. We don't even know if we will end up with an infant but we are open to a sibling group so it needed to be made ready. Now we are on the hunt for a good hand-me-down twin mattress for Superkid's bottom bunk which is now open for play.
We hope to get to take in a 2-4 year old boy with a possible infant sibling. It's God's adventure for us though, so , we'll let Him write it!:)
The kids are still doing great with school and it continues to be a blessing. I'm up there a lot. Princess is in the throws of finishing a book report and researching for a state report. She is learning the valuable lesson, hard to learn in homeschool, that things are due when they are due, and you can't save it for later because later means too much in the end. It's been hard to see her struggle with this but I know it's important. I was homeschooled a lot in highschool and not learning this well hurt me in college.
Yesterday Lilo had her field trip to see the Monarchs in Pismo. I pulled Superkid out so he could go with us. It was a fun day. Lilo has been sick this week though with a cold and Pink Eye. She started the drops in time to go on the field trip, which she pushed herself to do,but is home feeling rough again today. She has to run to the store with me and then she is going down to get well over the weekend.
Well, I'm afraid this is all the update I have time for today!
Oh, Rick was excited to get to see the bike race come through town yesterday! He is a big fan on the Tour De France and Lance Armstrong so he got a kick out of that. I think when our later years come, biking will be the sport of choice. I think he would look pretty cute in all that get-up. :)
Bless you all! Please say hi! I'll check back when I can to read your notes. I miss everyone so!
alicia

8 comments:

tricia said...

It is great to read your blog. I miss you having a computer. I can't drop you a quick email and I can't read your status. I am so attached to my computer. When you have time give me a call.

Alicia said...

I am planning to call you tomorrow when it's free for me. I have to be so careful now that yall have dropped verizon. I'm feeling like the only one with it now!:) How do you like at&t?

Karen said...

Hey lady!! Nice to "see" you! I'm so excited to hear how your foster/adopt experience goes...pop back on as often as you can!! Oh and going to Pismo brings back such memories, I'm glad you guys got to go!!

Joan said...

Alicia - It is SO GOOD to get an update on you all! I'm hoping to call you this weekend (I've been hoping that every weekend for the last month - the time just flies by so fast!). I miss getting to read your blog, but I'm glad that you are able to use that blog time for other things as well. I'm looking forward to seeing who the Lord brings to you through the foster/adopt system! Much love to you all!

Joan

Joy said...

Hey Girl, I've been missing you. I thought of you last week at Church. We had a speaker who works with Christian foster/adopting. (his last name was Pennington. Can't remember his first) He has 5 adopted kids. 3 are from Korea. Our church is starting to really get involved in this and providing introduction and resources for parents who are interested. I pray God will place the right child or baby with your family so they can feel love and learn of God's love.

Joy

Brooke said...

Alicia, I am so excited for you to be doing foster care. I think I have a mattress you can have. Call me 610-2003 and we can figure out how we can get it to you. Thanks for blogging- I love it!

I am Katy, said...

Just stopping by to say Hi. I'm excited to hear about your foster/adopt journey.

Alicia said...

Brooke,
just saw your note..i'll call you...thanks!!!