So Caleb's doing very well and meanwhile God is taking our family down a new path that will continue to require complete dependence on Him. I'm starting to think that's the way He likes it. After being at home full-time with my boys for almost 4 years, I've just started a new part-time job with a ministry called Cradles that works with teen parents. I'm the program coordinator and it's a great fit for me. The program provides high-quality and low-cost childcare to teens who are parents, so they can finish school. We also have a daily parenting and life skills class they come to for the last hour of school each day, for school credit. And of course the main focus of what we do is building relationships where we can love them, support them, and share Jesus with them. Daniel and I feel 100% sure that God is calling us as a family to minister to other young families and we are so excited to open our life up to them and see what He does. We know we have a lot to offer other families in crisis and can't wait to share the love and joy and hope that we have found in Jesus. Because you sure can't find it anywhere else.
We would love your prayers as we make this transition. So far, Jonah is thriving in the Cradles pre-school class (the kids can come with me when I'm there because we have a childcare facility), but Caleb is struggling. He only goes to Cradles 8 hours a week, between Daniel and Grandma Amy watching him the other times I work. But he's not happy about it so far. Pray for him and for us as we adjust to a new schedule and much more demands on me. We know that God wouldn't call us to do something that He won't provide for, but transitions are always stressful. Thanks for praying and supporting us in every season of our life.
Hope you've had a great summer too. And I hope you yourself know the hope and joy that we have found in Jesus.