The days around here are flying by. As of tomorrow we will have had our first set of foster kids for one week. We have survived the first seven days.
A year ago, I never thought this is where I would be. Maybe with one more kid of my own, but two of someone else's.....there was no way! I was too afraid that I couldn't take care of my own kids. I never would have added someone else's to the mix.
But there is nothing the Lord, our God, can't do. If you want Him to, He can change you for the better.
I'm sure over the coming days, weeks, and months, you'll only hear more and more about how awesome the God we serve is. I'm going to ask Him to show up in a big way in these babies' lives. There is no doubt about that.
Today we received the kids' file from their case worker. I am not going to read the entire thing because what Brian has told me so far was more than I wanted to know.
But, what I am going to do, is to start praying specifically for our babies' parents. The reality is, these babies will more than likely go home to their parents, but their mom and dad still have a long way to go. I believe that the Lord placed us in this situation more for their mom and dad than for the babies. Of course, the babies are being loved and adored and kissed all over here, but if we can get to mom and dad, we can change the future of the babies that we're falling in love with.
As Brian read me bits and pieces of their file, I started to think of what an awful situation we were in for just a second. Then I remember who my Daddy is. Who my Father is. There is nothing that He cannot do. There is no situation He cannot change, and maybe I'm naive, but I'm going to believe Him for the big things that I know He can do and will do for the sake of these babies.
So, I need to know if you'll pray with us.....daily.....for the parents of the sweet babies sleeping in my house and stealing away my heart. He can change anyone. Would you stand with me in believing that God will change the future of these babies for generations? And, will you pray that I don't hate her for what she's allowed to happen? That instead, I look at her through the eyes of Christ and love her unconditionally and be willing to fight for her? I believe that's what I'm really supposed to do.
I believe it's possible. Will you stand by me and believe it, too?
Thank you for being my sounding board. For keeping me sane, and allowing me to be exactly who I am. Here's to the adventure!
.....day 181 of a year of writing.....