Thursday, October 21, 2010


I have 2 months worth of telling to do.

Sabrina leaving made the time pass very quickly between first hearing about Joseph and then going to meet him.  It ended up taking way longer than it probably should have, but anyway, back to the beginning - 'cuz it's kinda a good story.

Every month I get together with a group of ladies that I am falling in love with.  They meet once a month and have a Bible study together that is different from any I have ever been to.  Let's just say it is a come as you are and worship your Saviour how ever works for you kinda deal.  And trust me, where 2 or 3 are gathered together GOD is in the midst.

Anyway, during one of these get-togethers we were worshiping in song and as we were a little face popped into my head.  It was a young african american boy who had bright eyes and adorable hair.

I got a little emotional because I thought it was a picture of my next foster child.

The lady leading the group asked if anyone had seen anything when they were worshipping.  I told the ladies that I had had this little face pop into my head.  I assumed it was a rough description of what my next foster child would look like because I have had a rough thought of all my kids before I got them.  I usually would know boy or girl, color of skin, and around the right age of who we ended up getting.  I don't mean that God listed it out to me this way, it always would mostly be day dreaming/obsession with a child that we would get a call about that would fit the child that was in my heart at the time.

Anyway, I went home and the next day I happened to go on M.A.R.E. and I came across this picture and stopped dead in my tracks:
The little boy on the right in the red shirt looked exactly like the little face I saw in my heart.  What I didn't expect was that there would be two more in the picture.  

I shared all of this with my husband that LOVES me but thinks I am a little off my rocker sometimes and he was...sceptical but, as always, never tells his crazy wife no.

So, I told him I was going to inquire about these kids...because, you know, just shooting off an email doesn't mean anything.  It isn't like I was committing to adopt them or anything.

I had inquired about a child on M.A.R.E. before and knew that if you were not home study ready all they would do was send you a packet of info that had no info about the kids but just a bunch of info about foster adoption.

So, the next time I went into our agency I ran into Kellen's adoption worker and asked her what I needed to do to get a adoptive home study done and she said she would find out and get back to me.

To be continued... 

(I have to add that these are not the children that we have been asked to adopt, though they are a huge stepping stone to the next part of the story)


His Hands His Feet Today said...

Ah! We love you too :) ... they are ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Penelope said...

What cute boys! Do you have an email subscription? I use MailChimp.

Kelli said...

We serve such an amazing, caring, compassionate and generous God. I am so excited to see how this is going to unfold for His glory!

Ashley said...

How exciting!! I can't wait for the next part of the story :)

the johnson crew said...

anxiously awaiting the rest of the story