my pity party morning. by jamieivey | Feb 17, 2009 | My Story | 3 comments You know I talk a lot about how great it is to host a child. 3 Comments theinnermostbox on February 17, 2009 at 6:22 pm I cannot even tell you how totally and completely I relate to your sentiments about being “normal.” It will be a new kind of normal. It will be hard to adjust to what the new normal will be when our families multiply, but oh how blessed that “normal” looks from a place of waiting and transition! Prayers for you and your sweet boys – and heaps for Fedna too! watchingthewaters on February 17, 2009 at 7:27 pm It is very, very tough to be a host family unless you have lots and lots of help. We hosted a 15 year old girl with severe scoliosis and she was with us for 9 months.. this is in addition to the year she had already been with another family. She was in the hospital for 5 of the months that she was with us. (Did I mention the hospital was 90 minutes from our house?) We used spend Sundays there as a family (I would make Sunday “dinner” in a crockpot and bring it with us), then I would leave my mom at the hospital. She would stay until Wednesday night. I would pick the kids up from school, drive down to pick up my mom, and return home that night. B would be alone Weds and Thurs nights. Friday night I drove down as soon as my husband got home from school, and stay until Saturday night. He would drive down and swap out and stay Saturday night so that I could go home and get everything set for Sunday. Seriously. Oh. Did I mention in the middle of this, I already had 3 kids, and then brought HOME 3 more Haitian kids? And that my husband, in addition to working a very, very full time job, was working on his MBA in his “free” time? I do not know how any of us survived it. I feel your pain, sister. I am praying for you every day. osarah on February 18, 2009 at 9:01 am I’m sorry that things can feel so overwhelming. I’m amazed by all you do and am glad to hear you have a good support network. I hope you all get to go home soon and Fedna gets well enough to go back to Haiti with you in a few weeks! Submit a CommentYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.