Saturday, January 9, 2010

Sit Down, Shut Up & Hold On..

.. As my Daddy used to say..

I wrote the post Driving Miss Daisy soon after we became certified. It's about how my life is like an awesome road trip and God is at the wheel. Just when you think you know where you're going -Kapow!- you're headed in a completely different direction. During the drive it's often difficult to understand why the particular road was chosen but the destination never fails being just that much better than you could of ever imagined. It takes faith and the ability to hand it over.

Gassing up the tank..

2009 was one trip for the record books. As much as we loved the twins and deeply desired for them to stay, that was not His plan. We were a bridge between what was (a really crummy past) to what can and will be (a bright future filled with love and stability). They were meant to be here with us for those 8 months, there's no doubt about it. Even their family acknowledges they needed that time to grow and catch up to their peers. Hearing how awesome they are doing now just confirms The Plan and helps give final closure. Now rested (mentally and physically) we're readying for a new adventure.

Buckling up...

I was told by our worker the county is cracking down even harder on reunification and kinship placements. In the not so distant future, adoption will be a minor miracle. Honestly, we agree and think that if viable family or friends can be found (that are able and willing to step up) that's the way it should be. If not, well, that's why we're here.

Let's roll..


Chelley said...

yeah and maysure that you seats are in the up right position and tray tables are away~ oh and dont for get the barf bags! hehe

Kristin said...

One way or the other it will be one hell of a ride.

SocialWrkr24/7 said...

Big Kudos for you all being willing to be that vital stepping stone and safe harbor for children in the system. While I know your hope is to one day adopt, I can't tell you how thrilled I am that you are also willing to help support families who are willing to try to keep relatives together. You are AMAZING!! My prayers will be with you!

Wendy Whitlow said...

As always...I'm convinced God will continue to bless you with new little faces to love and surround them with HIS love.

I'm so grateful to know you. I love your honesty through the good and tough journeys of life.

Love ya,

Real Life Sarah said...

Wow, I admire you so much for being willing to foster! May God use you so powerfully, even more than He has already!


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