Friday, June 27, 2008


It looks like we're all set for Girlie to move in permanently with J next Tuesday or Wednesday. She spent the day with her on Monday, and was with her Thursday-Friday overnight and it was great. Just as we thought it would be, no issues with transitioning. Thursday night they came over for dinner which we do from time to time and can be crazy, but fun. She also has a foster daughter who is 5 and after 3 YEARS in care, is hopefully, finally, heading toward termination and adoption. Her current 2 year old foster daughter is set to go home after court on Tuesday, then Girlie will move there Tues or Wed. While it will be sad to not have her in our home, in a way it isn't, if that makes sense. We still get to see her and hear about her and know how she is, and she will be with someone who is better at the RAD issues than I admit that I am. It won't be "easy" by any means, but I think she will be ok. I'm so excited to see how God has worked through this process and placement, and can't wait to see what's next. :)


Brandi said...

We'll be praying this week. . keep us update on how it goes. Praying that God prepares each and every one of you and you see His Hand through the whole time.


Julie said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE how God worked this out. I pray that Girlie continues to do well in the transition and things move along for her. Yea!

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