Monday, January 23, 2006

Careful What You Ask For

Yesterday, The Wife and I took our Little Darling to church for moral, religious and cultural brainwashing instruction. There, we saw one of the church elders give the sermon instead of the regular pastor, who will be leaving the church in a few months.

I know this man, as I attended a Bible study with him. It did not surprise me that he gave the sermon in the form of a Power Point presentation. The man is chief operating officer at perhaps the most successful business in town, and the boy is all business.

Anyway, as part of his sermon he offered us an anecdote from his past. He had had his family settled in one town, and he had landed a job in another town. His solution was that he would commute, but he rapidly found (unsurprisingly) that that was a bad state of affairs. He finally took it to God and prayed that he could sell his house and move his family to live with him. The house sold the next day.

This morning, The Wife (unbeknownst to me) took our problems to that same impulsive God. We have decided that we need to have children, one way or another and the sooner the better. She went and shot her mouth off to Him that we would like them soon, please.

Ring.

"Hi, this is 'Vicki' from PATH calling. How would you guys like to do respite care one weekend a month for a 6-month-old and a 3-year-old?"

We meet with their biological mother on Friday, presumably to see if she approves of us. I know nothing more of the matter, but it strikes me as a door opening. This is kind of like a test run, and if it turns out that PATH feels they can shuttle small children our way and it will work out well, we'll get more opportunities to find a child or two that have nowhere else to go.

If that happens often enough in the next couple of years, we may find ourselves with a real family of our own at long last.

Scary. And wonderful to think about.

3 Comments:

At 5:43 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure you have thought of the jealousy "Josie" may experiance.Tell us your plan with dealing with this possibility.

 
At 4:42 PM , Anonymous Auntie J said...

i can't see Josie being jelouse of babies..she has neices and nephews...but who knows..what i wanted to say was..It's sorta like when sister asked god for someone to help her rake and forgot to specify her need..ie a man..LOL she got a sister instead but i am still thankful she took me in...

 
At 8:22 PM , Blogger Dan said...

I'm with auntie j on this one, I guess. "Josie" absolutely adores kids, and probably would have more fun than I would with them. I'm more worried the other way..."Josie" has been sexually active. She might decide babies are just so great she wants one of her own.

Yeesh.

 

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