I am closing my home with the private foster agency that I was with. I am upset that this has happened; however, it just didn't work out with them. At this time, I am taking a breather and getting re-centered.
I have been in thoughts of what I want to do. I have been to school and went to be an attorney; however, I do not know how I want to use that degree. I have worked at a prosecutors office, public defenders office, and currently work part-time for a solo practitioner. I do not see myself finding fulfillment out of any of those departments. I have started considering becoming an attorney ad litem for children in the system. And maybe it took going through being a foster parent to realize this is where God wants me.
For now, I am praying hard about what to do, any possible job changes that might occur, and where exactly God wants me. My life has been stagnant for these past few years. I am praying that God will show me where He wants me and what He wants me doing, so that I will find fulfillment in working for His goals.
If you are currently fostering or thinking about fostering, remember that these kids can change you. You are not there to change their lives for the better and receive nothing out of the experience. They will change your perspectives on life and what you want out of life. Listen to them, help them, and allow them to help you along your journey. People change people. It is a simple fact of life. Every person you encounter has the ability to change your views and life in just a short sentence. Be flexible in listening to God and going where He decides to send you, no matter what stage of life you are living.