May 25, 2010

The Saga…

Well, we’re back up to five again.  Although I suppose I haven’t really posted since Abby and Carter left last Friday. 

We got a phone call last night at about 9:30 asking us if we could take two little girls, ages 1 and 3.  They gave us names and told us that they were Caucasian (which is more than intake can usually do!).  We asked if we could call them back, and after much deliberation and prayer, we decided to say yes.  Right now this is an emergency placement, which means they can be here for up to 72 hours.  They asked us last night if we could keep them long term, and we told them that we weren’t in a place to be able to decide that at the moment.  I’m sure they’ll ask us again on Thursday.  Praying for God’s peace one way or the other.

They got to our house at 12:15 a.m.  They were very scared and very confused.  Understandably – they had just been taken away from their parents in the middle of the night. 

We took them back to their bedroom – the one year old went to sleep almost immediately, but the three year old was very upset.  She cried and cried, she yelled for her mommy, she kicked and hit.  I sat there and comforted her the best I could.  Eventually she calmed down some and I was able to introduce myself and let her know that she is safe here and that we love her.  She perked up a little bit and asked where her pants were, then she went over and got her shoes.

“We go bye-bye and get Mommy!?”  She asked.

I explained that she’d be staying here tonight, and that her Mommy was somewhere else, but that I was sure she was missing her, and happy she was safe.  She got upset again, and I asked her if she likes to snuggle.  She perked up, “Snuggle?!”. 

So I laid down with her in her bed and snuggled her until she fell asleep sniffling. 



They are adorable.  And today has really gone well – but the boys have been at school all day – nothing conclusive until they are home.  As for now everything is ‘normal’ – aka: insanely chaotic.   ahhhhh.


  1. Oh, my heart is aching for that 3 year old. Praying for peace for all involved.

  2. Those girls are gorgeous!!! Prayers for them... and you!

  3. hope having the other 2 home from school means that the balance doesn't shift to drastically all at once.

  4. I hope you feel added strength on these type of days. It can be so hard to be patient in the chaos when you're tired.

    Reading your posts is a great reality check. I'm trying to be realistic about our future. Our homestudy is in 2 days and we've completed all the foster classes!

  5. They are two really beautiful girls!!! It looks like Sylvie will have a playmate for a little while:) I hope the transition goes well. Those first few nights are always the hardest. Your family will be in my prayers:)

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  7. Oooh they sound so sweet!! What do you tell J and Z in this situation? It seems like it would be confusing for them...

  8. I'm getting teary eyed as I read this. They are just precious and my heart hurts for everything they are having to go through and process at such a young age. They remind me of our two girls...when we got them for the first time in October of 2008 they were 1 and 3 years old, also.

    Praying for you today. Praying that God will give you an extra measure of grace as you serve these sweet girls. Also praying for your boys, that they will respond well to these new girls and treat them with respect.

    You're amazing, and I admire you so much for all that you do!


  9. Precious girls. If anything, they are lucky to have come to you!

  10. Praying for you all 7 of you! :)

  11. poor baby girl. that is the hardest part!


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