Did all kinds of paperwork/bill paying/going through paperwork/ time on the phone for various things....then to pick up Shad and we went to drop off library books, bank, dry cleaners, dropped off my laptop, faxed a bunch of stuff and filled out an application for a home through a county program! There is another program that I'm filling out paperwork on too. And we picked up doughnuts....hey....sometimes it can't be helped!
So we are looking into some programs that are through the federal government but administrated through our county and a private organization for homes. Obviously we need a large home and one that is handicapped accessible. I just do not think I could live in a subdivision. so we are hoping for something out in the country that could be remodeled or built to our needs. The whole house thingy is overwhelming to me. I know if anything works out, it will have to be the Grace of God! But it is exciting. Steve & Shad are the MOST excited, they would love to be off the air mattresses on the floor of the little ones' room. Since our home has only 3 bedrooms, and was perfect but tight for us before the accident. But since Selah has to have her own room, the boys gave up their room and now all the kids sleep in the same room. I appreciate their willingness and it's not been too bad, the little ones, both are in cribs so their beds don't take up much room. The worst thing is Sarah likes to "hum" at night, everyone but Steve can sleep through it, so most of the time, he puts the pillow over his head or he sleeps on the living room couch! LOL I do remind myself that there are many people in the world who live in much smaller spaces and are content. Our bedroom is only a foot or two bigger than their room or we would have switched but it wasn't a big enough difference to do that. So we will see what happens, please pray that things will open up and be clear for us.
Our dear friend Bill Meyer had a heart attack today and is in the hospital. We worked with him and his wife Eileen in NYC at Brooklyn Teen Challenge years ago in ministry. They have a ministry now called Sarah Heart, a home for abandoned children in the upstate NY area. They visited us several times while we were in Rochester last year with Selah and took us out to eat, brought the kids things...blessed us in many ways. You can see Bills' "heart" as he leans over and talks to Selah.....please pray for him. This world needs more Bill Meyers..... Please pray that the doctors will have wisdom and that God would also touch him and be with their dear family.