Friday, September 30, 2011

If God Leads you to it, He will lead you through it.

This is what I have been telling myself for the past couple days.  This post has nothing to do with crafts, decorating or anything like that.  I have a very heavy heart and I need to get it out so it doesn't weigh me down. 

My husband and I have spent the past 4 months or so getting licensed to become foster parents.  It is a very long and tiresome process to say the least.  We only had a few things left to finish up when I got a call from our PRIDE instructor (those are the classes that you have to take first) who also works for DCFS asking me how close we are to being licensed.  She had a 3 year old little boy on her caseload that the current foster parents had put 2 weeks notice in for.  They have two other foster kids and this little boy was being too rough with the 10 month old.  It all sounded like it was meant to be.  What are the chances that a boy, in our small town needed a home just as we were ready for one?  So, we met him, had him for the whole day so he could get acquainted with his new home, and the fun part, bought and acquired all the necessary gear for a toddler!  Then, yesterday morning, just a week before we would get him placed with us, I found out that his paternal grandmother came forward and wants him.  Yesterday was the first time he has even met his father and now he will be living with him and his mother.  I KNOW that the goal is for kids to be placed with relatives whenever possible BUT, I also KNOW that I could better provide for his needs than she can.  So, tonight I get to break the bad news to my kids and try to explain it all to them.  It will be a good lesson for them as we start this process so they understand that we are just helping these kids out by giving them a safe place to live until they can return home.  So, like I said, I know that God lead us to this and He will lead me through it too! 

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