Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Possibly adding to our family again???

Yep, you read it right... We may be adding to our family again if it's God's will. We were approached a few weeks ago about hosting a Chinese exchange student for the upcoming school year. After prayer and consideration we decided as a family to move forward in getting more info on students, the program, etc... Trevor has played a major part in this as he will most likely be with the student most of the time, which he was just so thrilled about so that gave me some peace of mind.

I have to brag on Trev here...He has to be the most caring and open minded 16 year old I have ever come across, he is willing to give up some extras in order for us to open our home to a student. I am one proud mama!!!

So where we stand now is more prayer!! Our rep from the exchange program needs to contact our local public HS to see if they have the space for the student. I'm a bit worried because the school is very crowded as it is and I'm afraid they'll decline the student for that reason. If so, our rep said it's up to us to advocate for the student as much as possible...And I will, you can count on it!

I am waiting now for a couple of bios to read through to see if there's a particular teen we feel would fit in our family. We have decided a 16 year old boy would be a better fit so Trev can have a buddy to show around town....Yep, you can say it, we're CRAZY to be possibly adding to our home but what a blessing for our children to have a bilingual Chinese young man in our home to share his culture and language with us. What a BLESSING it would be for Madelyn to have someone here when she comes home that can help her with translating!!!

So, we are PRAYING like crazy for God to make this happen if this is what is will is for this child and our family.

On a side note, this young man is open to attending church... Wouldn't it be AMAZING if he accepted the life as a follower of Jesus Christ!?!?!? I'm just saying....


Mandi said...


How exciting! I think it would be so neat to have an exchange student, especially from a country you know and love. And I think it will be great for Madelyn to have someone there that can help her with all the new beginnings.


Jenna York said...

WOW. I have to say that being your friend has been fun. This is better than any tv show! You have excitement at every bend! How incredibly neat. I love it and I am so excited for you guys!

Chelley said...

How exciting for you!!

Your family really amazing!! I hope and prayers that a spot will be found!!