Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Building a Family: Part 7

Healing comes.  It is a slow but steady thing.  Our prayers turn to our next child.  For the Lord to protect them and keep them.  For Him to ready us for them.

We are on a break from fostering while moving into our new home and starting the school year.  Just being us and being together is what our hearts need.

September 2013

To us, this is a normal day.  Before work, Patrick attends his first Donuts with Dad with Kindergarten Abby.  Susannah is at Gigi's house to play.  I'm teaching school.  At the end of the day, we say our family prayers of protection for our future brothers and sisters.  We talk, as usual with our girls on how the Lord already knows who will be in our family.

To our Joey, this is the worst day of his young life.  People he does not know come into his home.  They say he cannot stay.  This is the protection we have been pleading with the Lord for, but to an infant's mind?  Seven months old and ripped from your mother, your grand parents, your home.  What must your have been thinking?

God's blessings come.  You are graciously placed with a lovely foster mother.  One we would unexpectedly cross paths with in the future.  She introduces you to our shared Lord.  For that, we are forever in her debt.

That night we prayed for you, even though we did not know who you were.  God was healing our hearts.  He was saving your life.  What a mighty God we serve.

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