Thursday, January 20, 2011

So, What's One More?

Posted by Mandy at 12:37 PM
Five kids... piece of cake. Let's go with SIX!

Yeah, go ahead and commence with thinking we're nuts, or we must be ruining our bio kids, or whatevah. That's just fine b/c we are THRILLED!

I found out today that after months of phone calls to attorneys, case workers, and waiting for staffing after staffing to see what would happen, Emily is moving in with us!

A quick update for those unaware of this situation - We have been involved with Emily through the "Family Friend" program through the Arkansas Baptist Children's Home here in our town. She's is a DHS foster child that lives there. We've had her over to stay weeks at a time, weekends, holidays, etc for over a year. Now, she's getting to come live with us as a foster placement!!

Emily's case is private - but this is great for her. It was time to get her into a family and out of the group home. Group homes are amazing, yet so so sad that we need them... but they can never be a real family. House parents change, girls come and go... only Emily is the same one there now as when she first arrived. How is that different from being bounced from foster home to foster home?

Today we rejoice in God's provision for his children!!!! This seemed impossible to me a month ago. Road block after road block. I suppose God needed this to seem impossible so that I would absolutely give him all of the glory for this - I am totally in awe!!


Anonymous said...

Yeah your nuts alright!!! But u are also such a blessing to the children!! Thanks for all you do for these children!! I know God is pleased!!

Amy James on Thursday, 20 January, 2011 said...

Of course it's crazy, what's life if we aren't a little crazy for God :) Great news. Also, we got word that we are just waiting on a staffing for Antione to come home :)

Mandy on Thursday, 20 January, 2011 said...

Amy that is INCREDIBLE!!! I do expect a phone call about that when it happens! :) We need to get all of our nutso kids together sometime lol

Wendy on Thursday, 20 January, 2011 said...

:D That.Is.Awesome.
I want some of that crazy!
Really, girl, I'm so honored to know you.

Reagan on Friday, 21 January, 2011 said...


Perspective RAD on Friday, 21 January, 2011 said...

Congrats! How exciting!!!!

Liz on Saturday, 22 January, 2011 said...

Hooray for you and Emily! It sounds like a perfect match.

Thank goodness for people like you guys!

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