Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Lessons from A to Z ~ Facing the Unknown

Well folks, I’m learning lessons from my Father like never before!  But its not  based around a cute kids story.  In this case, it is learning the hard part of  being a Foster Mom — loving these precious boys with all my heart — while facing the unknown future with them.

Fostering has its cute moments, and sweet stories.  But it also has its heart-wrenching moments and hardships.  We are holding the hands of children who are on the front lines of loss & the unknown.   And it can be overwhelming.

Our family is facing the unknown. Two potential futures lay before us: the hope of adoption or the heart break of saying goodbye.  We would love to adopt these boys who have become our sons.  But it is not up to us, it is in the hands of a lot of people, and we pray ultimately in the hands of God.

I ask that you join us in praying for our sweet sons, as their future gets determined.  Pray for God’s best for them.  That is what we truly want: God’s absolute best!  I think of Abraham, placing his beloved son Isaac in God’s hands.  Facing  potential loss, he has faith and submits to God’s will.  God has a plan that is best and I’m laying this unknown future on the alter.

 As parents, Chad & I want to protect them, comfort them, provide stability and make plans for their future.  But in this case, we cannot always do that.  We must trust God with their lives and their unknown future that lies ahead.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,

“plans to prosper you and not to harm you,

plans to give you hope and a future.”     

~ Jeremiah 29:11

Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you, 
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

 ~ Philippians 1:6