Wednesday, July 16, 2008

God's Timing

Well, to say God must have had a bunch of things planned for us is probably an understatement.

Buying the new, bigger, car a year prior to when I had planned. Not going to NY when we had planned that trip since January. Switching to my new agency this past week.

Today I received "the call." My friend J's 2 year old has two brothers, I think I've mentioned. They are still at home. Her foster daughter was placed with her in April, from another foster placement. Since she came into the system, her half brother had moved in with mom and dad, and they had had a baby. They are now 8 years, almost 9, and 6 months old. J's foster daugther was supposed to return home on July 2, but it didn't go that way. The parents went back to supervised visits, and to do those had to come into the agency for a family meeting, they have not shown. They are now wanting to pull the other two. They called to ask about placing them with me. Could be tomorrow or sometime in the next week. A little nervous about the older one, but excited too about both, especially having a baby around again. Braeden at first was NOT having it. I think it's been hard on him with Girlie leaving, he hasn't seen that before. I'm nervous about his reaction, but he was better later today after we had talked a few times, so I think it will work out, depending on the older's attitude, etc.

Pray for us!!! :)


Brandi said...

Um.. .praying!!! aaagh! Are you freaking out a bit? That's a BIG change, huh? Praying like crazy RIGHT NOW. . oh Jesus, do your thing. Protect these children. Lord, speak truth into their heart, love them and begin to heal their wounds. If you are bringing them to Lisa, please prepare her and the kids. May they be ready just to love and offer your care. Give her your discernment and guidance. Lord be present with her and through her. May she be aware of your movement Lord. Protect her Lord these next few days. Give her good sleep and time with you as you prepare her heart to serve. Oh Lord do your thing!

Brandi (sorry I got a little long winded!)

Lisa said...

Thank you! You know, we'll be in Orlando Aug 4-10!!! :)

Brandi said...

Yeah! Want to hang out?

PS You can email me at

Emily said...

Oh wow! I will be praying. If its in His plan it will work out for all.

Julie said...

Praying for you!!!

Runergirl said...

WOW!!!! Lots of prayers and love:)

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