Thanks Jules and Shakey 1 for the replies!
At this point we are trying to decide if we move forward with doing foster care, or if we stop. I definately want to do what is in the best interest of the child. I appreciated the comments that both of you had to offer. Shakey 1, I too agree that children are resilient and if you give them plenty of love, they can adjust more easily to life challenges such as dealing with a chronic disease. However, for me the question becomes, should I ask a foster child to cope with my disease, when the child could be placed into another foster home with "normal - healthy" parents? Jules, I was especially interested in your comment about your husband having less patience with your daughter since he has been diagnosed. I, like you stated your husband to be, used to be the most patient person; especially with children. Now I find myself struggling. I am not sure how much of my impatience has to do with the challenging issues that come with being a foster parent and how much could come from the overall frustration one who suffers from Parkinson's feels just trying to cope with daily life. I know things I used to do and take for granted, I often struggle with now. Like beating an egg, brushing my teeth, or tucking in my shirt.
So, I ask for prayer that God will give me the wisdom to make the best possible decision for the interest of the child to be served.
Thanks to everyone on this forum. You are a great resource, and support!