we had our foster son placed in our home in may. he was just over a year and only 17 pounds (for those NOT into child development, that's malnutrition.) we love him so much and are anxious to see if he gets to stay with us. we'll know more next tuesday. if we were to adopt him, we would name him elijah, which means "the Lord is my salvation." i desire for our foster son, no matter where he ends up, to know the Lord as his God. --to have salvation be personal for him.
here's the skinny on our little guy: his bio mom is young and has issues, bio dad has issues. grandparents have issues. i know it might sound counter-cultural, but I desire more than anything for him to stay with us unless it is God's will for him to be with bio mom. what if it's God's will for him to be raised by her and help her grow up? and what if...pause for dramatic effect...we are supposed to help her in that endeavor?? who knows....but i know that God is sovereign over all of this. He IS enough. and at the end of the day, whether our foster son becomes elijah or whether he goes home with his bio mom, my job is to trust in the Lord with all my heart, to lean not upon my own understanding, to seek HIS will in all i do and He will direct my paths. --prov 3:5-6.