Monday, July 26, 2010

A Letter to the Unknown

Posted by Mandy at 2:13 PM
Hey there... whoever you are. We're here and we're waiting for you to join our family. We don't know how old you are, how long you'll stay, if you're a boy or a girl, what color you are, or anything about you. All we know is we've worked really hard over the past few months to get ready for you. We've redone a bedroom:

We made a closet for your things.

We were given a beautiful Moses Basket in case you are very small.

If you are a boy, I'll cover this with a blue blanket or something...

We have a cozy spot in our room for you, in case you're too young to be in a room without us.

I suppose we've done all we can to prepare for the unknown. We've completed endless paperwork, taken two months of classes, had a few home inspections, taken CPR/First Aid classes, had two TB tests, physicals, state and federal background checks... am I missing anything?

Today we had our BIG home study. It went beautifully. It seems all of our prep work paid off. Now we wait. From what we've been told, you could be joining our home in one to two weeks.. or at most 30 days. Of course, we know that God's timing is never something we can squeeze into a time frame - so we will sit in patience and know that whoever you are, God will bring you here when the time is right. Maybe you're not even born yet. Maybe you've not been noticed by anyone yet... does anyone see your bruises? Your pain? I don't know what your story will be. I don't know anything. My type-A personality is going crazy because this is one thing I cannot plan for.

Here we are. We're waiting for you! We want to show you what real love is. We want you to feel at home here for however long or short your stay is. We want the Father's love to pour down on you like crazy while in this crazy household. Our prayer is simple - that whatever God's purpose for us, it will be played out beautifully in your life. No matter how crazy everyone thinks we are for wanting to help you, we know that this is God's will. It isn't for us to look good, it's for him to look good. Child, I have a feeling that you will make God shine like crazy! Praying for your sweet life - whatever that life may hold.

Your Future Foster Mom


Lou Arnold on Monday, 26 July, 2010 said...

Great post! I can't wait to see who he puts in your life for a special purpose.

Keitha on Monday, 26 July, 2010 said...

Absolutely Precious!!! :) I have a blue Mosses basket if you get a tiny little boy! The rooms look great!

Maury on Monday, 26 July, 2010 said...

Smiles...just smiles....I can't wait!!

Nina @ Momma Go Round on Monday, 26 July, 2010 said...

So beautiful! This child has no idea how lucky (s)he is to be getting such loving parents. Can't wait to hear the updates!

Jen on Tuesday, 27 July, 2010 said...

Well done. You are being faithful to His ask and He will give you all you need to love and care for your Little One.

Lee Ann James said...

Love the post and the pics! Can't wait to see who God plops down into the Moss family! They'll definitely be blessed by you guys, no matter how long or short their stay may be. :)

The Iowa Farmer's Wife on Tuesday, 27 July, 2010 said...

Wow, what great things you have done and what a blessing it will be for your new addition. I can't wait to hear how it turns out! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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