On Oct. 21 at 11 p.m. our phone rang. I hesitated to answer, but eventually John picked up the phone. On the other end was a placement worker who wanted to know if we would accept a 1 year old baby girl. What is funny about this timing is that earlier that day we were driving back from a weekend away. After some long conversations over the weekend about our hearts, and where we were in processing our sweet Grace no longer being in our home. We talked about all the what ifs of another placement, but we both came to the same understanding. We just needed to be willing. Willing to say yes to what God had ahead, but of course not sure what that would be. Our phone had been quiet since Grace left. I truly believe God was waiting for us to come to this place.
Fast forward not even 24 hours and we were about to be introduced to a sweet baby girl. It was a crazy how the excitement came back to meet her. It was a feeling we weren’t sure we would have after Grace left. John and I sat on our front porch waiting for the worker to arrive. By this time is was 2 a.m. It was so quiet and everyone around was sleeping, but not us. She came to us very scared and of coarse I’m sure wondering what in the world is going on. We sat and listened to what they knew of her story and my heart broke. Since then it has been a whirlwind. We have had good days and bad. She has been crying a lot, but it has lessened over the past few days. She definitely has separation anxiety, and is learning her new surroundings. She LOVES the boys, but has especially attached to Cayden.
For those who have been with us through other placements we always give our foster kids a nickname. It took us a week or so, but we landed on Elle (means sun ray and God’s oath or promise). She has beautiful strawberry blond hair and a smile that lights up a room. I know God is going to show us a lot through her and is going to do a lot in her while she is here. He has proven over and over again that He is faithful!
Her future is unclear at the moment, but we would love prayer for her and us. 🙂
- God will show us what she needs
- Visits start Tuesday… not sure what to even ask for that… PEACE
- Birth parents to be humbled, and that they will see the love of Jesus through this process.
- social worker (she is AMAZING), judge, lawyers, and everyone else who will be involved in this case.. That they will see clearly what is best for her.
- Next court date is Nov. 20
A new journey begins. Thank you for continually praying for our family. We will keep you posted….