Sunday, July 28, 2013

Changing Times

Life changes quickly sometimes.  A phone call last Thursday.  Agreement to take a foster care respite case for the weekend.  Case was for two children who will possibly be confirmed adoptive before long.  A four year old girl and 17 month old boy.  Enjoyed the little girl.  Loved rocking baby boy.  Could so easily fall in love.

Children left Sunday.  Wake up Monday morning at 5:00 a.m.  Can't sleep.  Get up and pray.  So many questions.  Searched Scripture and prayed.  "Lord, I don't know what is best.  I don't know the future.  But I know the One who does.  Choosing to trust you."

Phone rings.  9:00 a.m.  Need to move the children Wednesday.  Can you take them?  Unknown as to adoptive status until August 1.

As of Wednesday we welcomed two sweet ones into our home.  Loving them as our own.  Praying for God's will for their lives and ours.

How are we doing?  Good.  I've had a peace and calmness in my heart.  Our children have been helpful and loving caretakers.  Mostly they are fearful the little ones will have to leave.  As I cuddled baby boy tonight and rocked him to sleep, Troy asked me why I was getting attached to him.  My answer, "It's not about me.  It's about a baby boy needing love.  I'll be ok no matter what happens.  Baby boy--his future is unknown."

Pray for the littles at our house.  Pray they will know Jesus.  Pray that what is best for them will be brought about by our Almighty Father.  And pray for us during these changing times.  Thank you so much!


  1. Will pray today. So happy to hear that two more children caught in this terrible situation are being loved and held in arms that are filled with Jesus love as well.

    I agree, it's completely appropriate to fall in love with them even if they don't stay. That is God's love in you and it doesn't hold back to protect itself.

    Prayers from your "sister" in the Kingdom from AR. :)

  2. PRAY the LORD'S will be done.