Monday, April 12, 2010

Job/House/Adoption News

Or no news I should say!

With all of the lovely budget cuts and issues in IL regarding teaching, and spreading to other parts of the country as well I see, I have not heard one thing about a job in the area I was hoping to move to. There were a couple posting for positions a little ways out, and I did apply, but was not asked for an interview. I don't blame them. If you had the cutbacks schools do and could choose to hire someone right out of college or someone who's been teaching for 10 years, who would you choose? I get it, but still. :)

No news on the house either. The young couple who I thought was a maybe, really was. They loved the house, the area, everything, BUT were also applying to be RA's for our local Christian college, and ended up getting the position and not needing housing. There was someone who asked if I would consider a rent to own situation, and after looking into it, and deciding to leave it in God's hands, haven't heard back since he saw the house on Saturday.

I truly believe it was God who gave me the nudge, the desire, to want to move. We're happy here, it's not that we're not, but after getting that desire, I have thought and daydreamed about moving, and have really begun to look forward to it, and now.... nothing. So we wait, and leave it to HIM.

And with adoption... there was a posting recently for a four year old boy in a neighboring state with Down Syndrome. He is currently living with his birth mom and she is overwhelmed with no support. So in a rush, I wrote, emailed, faxed, my homestudy, a birthmother letter, and photos. But, there was lots of interest, which I'm tremendously happy about, and I haven't heard anything, so I'm guessing we're not chosen.

And while I'm on eharmony, nothing yet in that area either! So if you happen to know any caring, considerate, Christian men in the 35-45 year old range, looking to meet someone and possibly be interested in the field of adoption, send 'em my way! :)

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!


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