Thursday, August 12, 2010

Stumbling Blocks or Stepping Stones?

Well, somehow I lost track of the blog for the last few days.  Been seriously busy. 

Little Mama has 7 days till court now and we have been hitting the roads the last few days trying to get all her goals met so that she can move out on court day.  So Monday we went around all these places trying to get housing and looking for job openings and getting her signed up for school.  Tuesday we did more of the same and tried to get her drivers license.  She passed the written test but we ran into another roadblock before she could take the driving test. 

Without insurance you can’t get a license.  With the DSS rules, you can’t get a car without a license and then, without a car, you can’t get insurance unless someone adds you to theirs.  So where does that leave ya?  That has been the story of our week.  Waiting list on all the housing that she will be able to afford, have to have 12 hours put in at the college before they will give you paperwork showing that you are enrolled in the GED program, can’t get on any of the waiting lists for state assisted daycare unless she’s already out on her own….

One thing after another.  She has been great about all the hold-ups though.  Instead of getting grouchy and discouraged like she really could have, she was very positive about it and said maybe God just wants her to stay where she’s at for another month (which is the backup plan if she doesn’t have everything together by next week).  I was like…wow…oops to me because I was getting discouraged and not feeling so positive about it.  She really really wants to be on her own and she technically could by next week if she just rented one of the available places (none of which are based on income and are pretty high on the rent) but when we sat down with her and went over a budget we drew up (as in, KC – Mr Brains drew up…lol) based on if she gets a job in the next seven days, she would make it for like 2 months and it would be tight, and then she’d be in over her head.  So I think that pretty much decided it for her.  Most places require you to lease for at least 6 months, and she just couldn’t swing it that long.  We did manage to get her license thing worked out, though, so she is now a licensed driver.  =) 

She’s in a tough spot, but I think she’s managing it really well and making really smart decisions.  She’s working hard, too, even though it really doesn’t look like it’s going to work out in one week, she’s still trying really hard.  I’m proud of her. 

Anyways, that has been the gist of our week.  Yesterday I took her to work a few more hours on her GED before church and I watched the kids while we waited on her.  I will have to find something to do when she’s there though…we had been waiting in the lobby (I took the kids gameboy’s and a magazine for me) but I was very politely told last night that the lobby there was not for kids, it was the student break room and we needed to find somewhere else to hang out and wait for Lil Mama.  I was like…um…okay…I thought the kids were doing really good, they were sitting quietly on a chair at the table and playing their games and Little Bit didn’t really cry much while we were there either, and it’s not like it was crowded…there was like one other person in there (and there were like 8 empty tables out of the 9 total) the whole time we were there, but whatever.  Just something else that we gotta work around.  Yesterday we weren’t even there the whole 2 hours, we just came in long enough for me to feed Little Bit and then we went to Chick-Fil-A to eat supper and let my two kids play while I watched Little Bit, and then I went back to the lobby with the kids to wait the last few minutes before Lil Mama came out.  Oh well.  Story of my life. 

What else is there to catch up?  Um…I had a delightful meal at CFA yesterday…I got a meal with a Dr. Pepper (which I haven’t had many of, here lately, since I don’t have any at home…*sigh*) and because I ate IN so that the kids could play, I was able to go back to the counter and get a FREE REFILL!  WoOOOhoOO!  LOL.  It’s the little things in life!! 

Speaking of the little things, my dogs are no longer little.  I should take a picture…haven’t taken one in awhile…they are big enough to pull me off my feet (not that I would know…or anything….um…anyway).  I walk them now with anti-pull halters.  LOL.  ;-) 

And my other little things, those two little things that are my kids, are going to be in Preschool and 1st grade in about 2 weeks.  I’m not going to know what to do with myself. 

I gots some pics I should upload and post but I’m just not in the mood to get up and do it right now.  LOL.  It’s 10:21 and I think I’m gonna hit the sack.  C-ya. 


  1. Aw, I'm so sorry about all those road blocks! It's the people who let their kids run wild that make it hard on those who don't. It's the people who destroy property, not theirs, that make it unaffordable for those who take care of it, and so on.
    You are doing great with Little Mama and her little man! I know the Lord will bless you and she will never forget the love you have shown her! I'll pray it all works out.
    PS: If the GED thing is up my way you are welcome to hang here any time.
    Love you

  2. No wonder you were/are tired!! Mother T is right, she will remember you guys for a long time to come!

  3. Sounds like you are super busy! Ya'll are welcome to hang out here anytime. Can't believe it's time for school to start. Let me know if you want to have a playdate before then. Hope everything works out for Little Mama and her baby. Have a peaceful weekend!

  4. It's beautiful to watch God at work through human beings. You are truley ministering to this young ladie's needs.
    Blessings to you.


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