Happy New Year ! I hope you all had a special Holiday Season and 2014 has begun with Gods Blessing on your family. Our holiday was good because we were all together including our grandkids and we were lucky enough to have snow (in CT) unfortunately we all got the flu and our flights got mixed up due to the snow storm but we made it.
As you know since Phil’s passing I have been praying and seeking the Lord for direction regarding my future. Well, I know what I am to do.
I want to start an organization called Forever-home, which in time will become homes across the country. These homes will be for kids that have been in foster care but now find themselves on their own because they are now too old to be under the care of anyone. Recently I have heard stories over and over again about these young people taking out ads or going somewhere asking for a family to take them in. Why, because they find themselves totally on there own at the age of 18 to 21. No place to call home, no one to go and ask advice from or just talk to, no where to go for holidays, No place to go for a home cooked meal or a hug. No place to go to watch football and have football soup. Anyone that has known Phil and I would know we LOVED being that home for many in the past. I want to be that home for all the young people that feel forgotten and unloved. Where do they go and why do they get so messed up in their lives? Because they have no one.
So this is my vision. I had my first meeting at City Church on Monday regarding what I would like to do. God’s favor was definitely on the meeting and doors are opening already. I have a lot of work ahead of me but am so excited about the future. The first step is for me to get my foster parent license.
Christopher and I will be moving out of our rental home this month. Not sure where I will be living but know I will be staying in this area for now. I will begin with my training, putting a business plan together then eventually fundraising. I will keep you posted as this unfolds. I appreciate your prayers for God’s continued direction and for his leading regarding people and organizations I am to partner with as well as for me as I go through the training so I can get my license.
I will keep you posted as Gods plan unfolds.