Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Baby on the Way!!!!

I thought that would get your attention! haha

Actually, it's not a baby but a TODDLER!!!

Jay & I are going to be foster parents to a toddler starting THIS WEEK!

We are both excited & nervous to have this little sweetie in our home to love and care for. I pray that he will feel loved & secure.

Every time I think of him, my heart just breaks. I've been praying for him a lot and asking our Father to comfort him and help him not to be afraid. Even though he is coming to a loving home, he is also being taken away from everything he has ever known. I can hardly wait to love on this baby & try to make this time for him as enjoyable and wonderful as possible!

It will probably only be temporary. But we're okay with that. He's got to go to a foster home regardless, and we know we can give him a very good home.

I've been thinking a lot lately about foster care and having children in our home and adopting...

I've been thinking about how much I have longed for children and how much I've mourned over the loss of my 4 babies. And then my mind comes to those little children out there who are longing for parents. As much as I want/need a child, they need a mom.

Jay & I hope that one day we will be able to adopt. And in the meantime, we're going to just keep following the Lord one step at a time. We don't know what the big picture is. But we know that God led us to foster care, and we're following.

James 1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. (New International Version)

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, [and] to keep himself unspotted from the world. (King James Version)

Isn't our Father so wonderful that He cares so much for the fatherless and widows and those in need! Lord, help us to love the things that You love and care about the things that You care about!!

God Bless You All! I'll keep you updated! And we would appreciate your prayers very much! Now....It's time to go SHOPPING and get ready for this little one!!!! :)


Jessica said...

So exciting! Congrats! I know you guys will be such a blessing to this little guy!

Dan & Hillary said...

Wow- a toddler! Be prepared for exhaustion and fun!! Strength and patience to you during this season as you love on this child and be a mother to the motherless:-)

J said...

You and your husband are amazing! God bless you for opening up your home and hearts to such a precious soul even if it is for a short while. I can't wait to see what the Lord has in store for you my sweet friend.

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