Today (8-31-11) I have a change in my life. I am not good with change….,but this one I think is for the best. I know that at first I dug my heals in, cried out to God asking why he was letting this happen again, but I have my clear answer now……because it is time. We watch all of these “fairytale” or “feel good movies” where the person comes into someone's life to help make a change in them, that kind of explains my job. I knew when I got into childcare that I wouldn’t get to keep the kids for more than 2-4 years. My promise to God was that I would do my best to speak his love and life into the children in my home. The most important thing for me to do is to plant the seed of God’s love into each child that comes into my home.
I just got done spending a couple of hours with the new children that I will be providing care for and now I am making lunch and waiting for the children who are here for the last time. CHANGES! I have provided care for this family for almost 4 years…they came to me with their 7 month old baby and he is about to have his 5th birthday. They also brought in there 2nd child (we almost lost momma on this one) and with him I got to see a miracle of God healing his Mother. They then had a change in their hearts that they could help more children and started doing foster care. I was so excited that I would be a part of it, but they (and God) decided it was time for her to be a stay at home Mom.
Now today (9-6-11) I have started watching all of my new daycare kids. It is so much fun and they are so good. We are having fun and learning a lot. One of the families is from France. The children speak mainly French, but are learning English. It is a new dynamic, but fun. I have no idea what they are saying some of the time, so there is a lot of guessing going on. The other family has a baby and a 4 year old. They all played well together and I can’t wait to start going on field trips. I have one more starting very soon that wasn’t here today.
There is a peace in my house and I feel that this is going to be a good year. I have learned from the past 6 years and decided to cut out dinner. I have been cooking dinner for 8-9 people every evening and most of the kids don’t like what I cook lol. It was very stressful and wasteful. Starting tonight I will only be cooking for my family. I see many other changes coming for my business as well, but this is a good thing.
God is in control and he knew it was time for something to change.