and now it's time for foster files with marge:
i just made up that name just this minute, and i guess that's what we'll be calling these times in between catastrophes and huge triumphs where i fill you in after the fact.
now that things have died down a bit, i will bring you up to speed on the fostering situation.
for those of you who don't know (since there are only 4 people reading my blog, i think you all know), we have a foster son. he's a cutie patootie.
this last week was drama. and i can't go into too much detail. but i can tell you that i have amazing friends who, when alerted to what was going on, started praying like mad women and God really must've heard us all, because within 24 hours of the ickiness and panic, the situation had been resolved. i've learned through this process and the process of adopting our other son that you only tell a small number of people when the poo hits the fan, because you have to keep calling these people as the situation progresses. you don't want to have to call 10 people to tell them everything's hunky-dorey or that you're losing your mind.
our casemanager, who is AMAZING, kicked booty and dealt with the situation quickly and efficiently.
this is a little difficult to blog about because this all has to be pretty vague. i can't just start blogging about names and dates and people and all the issues the bio parents have and why they aren't with their son...because he's a foster kid and there's regulations about that. so use your imagination.
we desperately want our foster son's bio parents to come to faith in Christ. and we want our foster son to be safe and loved, and at this point, they don't seem like they're ready to care for themselves, let alone a whole other human. and that's not just me thinking no one would ever, in a million years, be good enough for our little boy. because, like i always say, he's on loan from the state. ;) he technically and legally does not belong to us. and we are made aware of that daily. but we love him and would love more than anything for him to stay.
so if you're the praying kind, please keep my little man in your prayers. time is slowly ticking and it's almost time for some deadlines to occur. there is a lot that is unknown to us, but God knows it all. so i'm just gonna keep on keepin' on and trust. which is surpringly easy to do when you know you can do nothing but pray. and that ain't no small thing.
i quote this all the time because it's one of the few verses i've had memorized forever:
"trust in the Lord with all your heart. lean not upon your own understanding. seek His will in all you do, and He will direct your paths." -prov 3:5-6
"trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge." psalm 62:8