we are adding to our family.
But not in the way some of you were thinking.
I have a friend that is dangerous to know.
You know those kind.
The kind that talk you into being PTO president.
When you just got done being youth sponsors at your church.
And thought you might have a little more time on your hands.
And you have a nine month old.
And then end up having another baby while you are president.
That was a few years ago.
And I've recovered.
And forgiven her.
But now she's struck again.
We got a message from her on facebook recently.
The subject was: Room at the Inn??
I knew what was coming.
Wanna know what she does?
She places exchange students.
Apparently we can't say no to her.
Or, more importantly, to God.
The Sunday after we were asked to host.
While we were still deciding and praying.
Our pastor had a message about loving others.
Opening your home.
I get it.
We are going to be a host family.
To a teenager.
For ten months.
Her name is Lara.
The kids are excited.
She is going to have a "sister."
I've tried to tell her it will not all be roses.
She will be sharing her room.
She likes her space sometimes.
She will have to sit in the back of the van.
With her brothers.
She hates sitting back there.
But she thinks the good out weighs the bad.
Ryan and I agree.
Oh, and I'm going to count this as my
"learn something new to me" goal
that I made in January.
I have a feeling I will be learning plenty.
About parenting a teenager.
(that's the scariest one of all)
We sent her this most recent picture of our family.
Think it will scare her off?
Our adventure begins in August.
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