I posted a little while ago about de- cluttering my house. We had the yard sale last weekend. My house is lighter! There were three of us. We sold about $320 worth of stuff. It was a huge yard sale and we priced almost everything .25-.50 with only a few items with higher prices. So we sold a lot of stuff. I think visually that we ended up with less than half of what we started with. Not bad for a yard sale.
To relate this to parenting, foster care, waiting for the next call, our lives always need less clutter. During this time I have with less stress and less mess and less children I have to take advantage and create the space for our lives to change and shift. Most of the preparation for foster children is mental no physical but the physical space seems to help keep the mental space clear as well. At least that’s how it seems to me. Really it’s the same kind of thing as nesting during your third trimester. Now our house is in really nice shape for an addition. There is space in every closet, there are open empty beds and there is room for someone else’s toys. Mostly there is room in our hearts and or lives.