Friday, December 27, 2013

3 Christmases


My foster children have been with us for 3 Christmases now and they are STILL foster children. When we brought these children into our home, they sent us adoption paperwork after 3 months because they were certain that was where the case was going. Over 2 years later, we are almost in the exact same spot as we were then. Would I do it again if I knew then what I know now? Without a doubt, YES. If I can assure that these children are safe, loved and well cared for, I would do it for 10 years. They are worth it. HE is worth it. I have peace that God will bring closure soon and that it will be in the best interest of the children. I look forward to sharing the stories of the angels God has placed within this case and how even in the midst of adversity, He was fighting for our family and these children. To quote my 6 year old today, "You can always trust God. He keeps His promises."

"And since you are so special, 
God wanted to put you in just the right home...
Where you would be warm when it's cold,
Where you'd be safe when you're afraid,
Where you'd have fun and learn about heaven.
So, after lots of looking for just the right family, 
God sent you to me.
And I'm so glad He did." 
- Max Lucado, Just in Case You Ever Wonder

"And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward." Matthew 10:42

2 comments:

Chana's Need said...

Hello! I am new to your blog. My husband and I are beginning parenting classes this week here in Ohio. I was feeling a little discouraged because of some already negative comments we have received from several people dear to us (also they were Christians, which is mind boggling to me. It seems our unbelieving friends and family are much more supportive of our choice to foster). Thank you for the encouragement of this blog. A wonderful reminder to keep our hearts right before the Lord, whose opinion is the only one who matters. God bless you and your family. <3 Isaiah 40:11

Aspiring Foster Mama said...

Chana - what a blessing your message is! Thank you for reading and for commenting. Praying that God will guide you and stay always before you during this journey!

Friday, December 27, 2013

3 Christmases


My foster children have been with us for 3 Christmases now and they are STILL foster children. When we brought these children into our home, they sent us adoption paperwork after 3 months because they were certain that was where the case was going. Over 2 years later, we are almost in the exact same spot as we were then. Would I do it again if I knew then what I know now? Without a doubt, YES. If I can assure that these children are safe, loved and well cared for, I would do it for 10 years. They are worth it. HE is worth it. I have peace that God will bring closure soon and that it will be in the best interest of the children. I look forward to sharing the stories of the angels God has placed within this case and how even in the midst of adversity, He was fighting for our family and these children. To quote my 6 year old today, "You can always trust God. He keeps His promises."

"And since you are so special, 
God wanted to put you in just the right home...
Where you would be warm when it's cold,
Where you'd be safe when you're afraid,
Where you'd have fun and learn about heaven.
So, after lots of looking for just the right family, 
God sent you to me.
And I'm so glad He did." 
- Max Lucado, Just in Case You Ever Wonder

"And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward." Matthew 10:42

2 comments:

Chana's Need said...

Hello! I am new to your blog. My husband and I are beginning parenting classes this week here in Ohio. I was feeling a little discouraged because of some already negative comments we have received from several people dear to us (also they were Christians, which is mind boggling to me. It seems our unbelieving friends and family are much more supportive of our choice to foster). Thank you for the encouragement of this blog. A wonderful reminder to keep our hearts right before the Lord, whose opinion is the only one who matters. God bless you and your family. <3 Isaiah 40:11

Aspiring Foster Mama said...

Chana - what a blessing your message is! Thank you for reading and for commenting. Praying that God will guide you and stay always before you during this journey!