Our quilt show ends this week on Friday, March 6. I'm surprised the end is coming so soon! This month has flown. Please enjoy looking at these few quilts. Then read my message at the end of this post. I think those of you who know me will be surprised!
Remember a while back when I said I felt like crying? I have been holding a mirror up to myself to see what I'm made of. It's not always pretty. Sometimes I don't like what I see.... but I know there are good qualities in there, too. Why was I doing this soul-searching? Well... hubby and I are going to start the training process to possibly become foster or adoptive parents. I have been examining myself to try to understand what my motivation is. I don't want to do this for the wrong reasons. And I also have been trying to figure out if I am a good enough parent/adult/role model/mentor to take this on. If we foster or adopt, we will be taking in a teenager. So - you can see that we've had some things to think about. And it has been some deep stuff to ponder and has made me feel close to tears a lot of times. It's an emotional thing to think about!
Tonight we went to an orientation meeting. It was kind of my thing; hubby went along because he loves me, and because he understands there is a need. By the end, we both heartily agreed to sign up for the training. There still is no guarantee that we will go all the way with this and find a child who will be a good fit for our family. But we are taking the baby steps along this journey... and trusting God to help guide us as we go. And that, my dear friends, is the true story of why I have been feeling weepy!