Saturday, August 30, 2008

It Was Bound To Happen and One Night It Did....

30 points to the first commenter to guess the song the title came from. It's probably way to easy, but it was perfect. I couldn't resist.

They do say, "Expect the unexpected", don't they?
On Thursday night we got our first call for a placement. It was kind of an emergency thing and they were looking for someone to take two sisters. Possibly just for the weekend or maybe as a more long-term foster care placement. So, that was the expected part. The unexpected part was that they are out of our age range, they're 10 & 12. We thought what would be best for our family was somewhere between infant and six, maybe up to nine. But, don't you know, God knows what's best for everyone involved all the time.

Check this out: Apparently, as we learned a little more, these girls had been in care before. We were told that they were very sweet and the family they were with before just adored them and they adored this family back. Unfortunately this family had moved to North Carolina. After the girls came to our house and were settled in some we were talking about things we do as a family and who they'll get to know when they go to church with us. At the mention of one of those names the oldest sister asks, "What does she look like?" Then she proceeded to describe our Children's Pastor to us and asked what church we went to. God never ceases to amaze me. The little tricks he plays on us! These girls are the ones we had heard so much about from so many in our Care Group. When they were in care before they were with a couple who attended our church, lived in this area, and went to the same church Care Group that we have been a part of for almost three years. Just days before they came someone was mentioning how they hadn't heard from them in a while and Mrs. T (their former foster mom) had lost touch with them. It really helped them to find out that there was that connection to their former foster parents who they really loved.

What an awesome God we serve. I know that's more song lyrics but I really mean those. He even cares enough for these kids to be sure they go somewhere that would help them to feel a little more comfortable in this second time around. I wish it had worked for them the first time, but we are hoping that soon we will see visible evidence of God working all things for good.


Christina said...

Oh WOW. That is just awesome. Praying for all of you, that this placement is a good one for everyone involved and these girls can have a time of peace and stability in their lives.

rainbowmom said...

Papa Loved Momma! (and I don't even listen to country music!, ha!)

God is amazing isn't He? How can people NOT see this. He just weaves stories and lives together. I just don't see how people can think it's some sort of coincidence. No, that's a Godincidence!

Melissa said...

Woohoo! 30 points to Rainbowmom! I forgot to say though that those are the kkind of points like when my husband says he gets 15 for the squirell on the road :) I know, I'm horrid.

Yes, Godincidence! I use that one too.

Elaine said...

Amazing! Absolutely amazing! I've never heard "Godincidence" before, but I think it sums it up.

Cindy said...

God is Good. All the time. That just brought tears to my eyes.

Brandi said...

Whoa, Whoa!!! God is so good! I need an update! I actually read this on my google reader and was praying for you. . I just hadn't commented yet. Wow. . this is such a big thing. Please update us and let us know how it's going!


His Hands His Feet Today said...

Wow!!! What a great "God story"!!!
Praying for these girls and you as well :)