Today is my husbands last day at his job. GASP. Not a bad thing just a change...but a bit financially scarey. He works with adults with disabilities. He has the last two+ years and then way before that (with several years of retail inbetween) for many years he was the director of a sheltered workshop for people with disabilities. I like to think I dragged him into this occupation as I have been working with disabilities since I was 20 when I worked in a mental hospital. It was a life altering job...and I was just there 5 months.
We have rental houses and have one vacant that we want to turn into a small group home with one and eventually two clients. We have a son that is eventually going to need care outside of us and it scares me what I hear from my husband. Granted there are a LOT of wonderful people with big hearts working in the field. There are also people burned out with good intentions and not other work choice working in the field. It is our dream to take care of someone or more than one as our job. So we have a couple possible people that would be a GREAT fit for our family but we are waiting for them to get approval for their funding. This has been something in the works for a few years for us...but we are realizing it's all in God's timing not ours.
We really want to make a difference in another families life. :)