Wednesday, August 26, 2009

2nd placement call

we got another placement call on monday, and it was for 4 kiddos again. i guess the cabinet is pretty desperate for somewhere to put these larger sibling groups, and i wish that could be with us, but it really just is not. we are going to be learning to care for just 1 or 2 more than ourselves as it is, and that already seems pretty daunting...

anyways, i saw the number for the placement team come up on my phone and i was so excited. then, when i found out they were looking for a home for 4 kids again, my heart broke. not really for us so much but more for this other set of kiddos that really need a good home. the kids were coming out a meth lab situation, which means they probably have nothing - no stuffed animals, snugly blankets, favorite toys or even familiar clothes. everything in these situations is trashed because of the potential toxins on the surface. i know it's just stuff, but to kids, it may not be. how sad to have nothing that you can call your own or that is familiar.

i was venting to my mother-in-law later that night about how hard it is to keep getting calls and having to turn them down, and she had some really good insight. she said that maybe the reason we keep getting calls for kids we can't take is so that more people can hear their story and be urged to pray for them. i think that's a great way to look at it so i hope that you all will pray for them too! they are all under the age of 7 and probably very confused about where their mommy and daddy are... pray that the home that they got placed in will genuinely love each one of them and treasure their time together. pray for the foster parents to have an extra measure of patience with them as they adjust to their new situation. pray for the health of each of the kids as they have been exposed to the chemicals involved with producing meth. pray for the birth parents as they are probably not looking to get their kiddos back any time soon. pray that the birth parents would learn from this experience and make better choices in the future. pray for the 2 older kids as they will most likely be switching schools depending on which foster home they were placed in.

thanks for lifting these kids up with me!!!

"this is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us." - 1 John 5:14


Bethany said...

I will definitely be praying for those children and their parents, that the Lord would use their foster parents to share love & truth with them all & that He would do mighty things! (I'll also continue praying for you & Ryan to continue to have patience to wait on the Lord's timing for your little one!)