Well, this is a humbling post for me to write. The events of the last few weeks have shown us that we still have a long road ahead in navigating unique challenges with our oldest two. Right now, we are evaluating a lot of options for getting our kids the help they need, including the possibility of residential treatment. It’s a stressful, scary, exhausting time.
Quite simply, we could use help. I really hate asking for help; admitting that I can’t do everything is very difficult. But the longer I wait, the more I think the Lord is telling me to let Him use His people to be a part of this adoption story as it plays out in the years ahead.
Whatever comes, our goal is to see our children become Christ-followers, able to succeed in whatever He has called them to do. In the immediate term, as we seek to put Christ on display, our aim is to help our children become functional and peaceful in the basic tasks of family life and school. Managing and teaching our children as well as securing resources and attending appointments requires a great deal of time, effort, and energy, more than is generally required for the running of a household. I am hardly making it through the days, and PJ is having to work early mornings and late evenings to fit a full work day around the needs of the kids. Our daily lives constantly feel as disrupted as when a baby is born, and that upheaval hasn’t abated for four years.
Here’s where you can come in. We’re looking for people to partner with us for the long haul, in whatever way the Lord puts on your heart.
Would you like to help once a week, once a month, twice a year? In some other way?
Here are some things that would be helpful to helping our family reach a sustainable level of functioning.
- Lawn care
- Household chores
- Playing with our youngest two while I teach the older two or take them to appointments
- Running errands with the children and me, helping them learn how to conduct themselves in stores
- Whatever you may think of!
Overall, we have the support we need for breaks/date nights from our families, who are being rock-star awesome in pulling us though these difficult days. What I think would be most helpful right now are extra hands around the house, helping free our minds and hands to attend to the special needs of our oldest two. Our desire is to see them value family life.
If you’d like to partner with our family, you can email me at [email protected].
Thanks for reading, thanks for praying, thanks for loving our family in all the ways that you do.