Many will call us crazy, some to our face and some behind our backs ( nahhh, really?). And most who do are Christians just like us. But to be honest, I won't argue that. Yep we ARE crazy! Does it make sense to do this? Probably not. But that's ok too. *Can* we do this all on our own? NO WAY!
But here's the thing... God asks us to obey Him in the little things and the big things. And it's hard most of the time because it goes against who we are all on our own. And there's the key. We CAN'T do this all on our own strength. We are completely and totally depending on God to give us what we need to do this every day, every moment. 'Cuz it's gonna be hard! But the cool thing is, in the middle of all this is where God builds character. It's where He grows our faith in Him. And THAT'S where I want to be, that's where I want our family to be. Right in the middle of His will.
We have just about completed the process to be licensed to foster and adopt from our county's Children's Services. It's hard to put into words how this process is. We've learned more about hurting children than most people. It's so very sad to know how much the enemy loves how these children are hurting. But then we serve a God who is bigger and in charge. So we trust that even though horrible things are happening, he still heals and retsores. We want to have a heart like His and serve.
So what do we do when we decide to obey?
We move forward.
To be ready in our home, we need beds. We need bunkbeds. So I trusted God to provide what we needed. He did.
A generous family at church didn't know *why* we needed bunkbeds, they just heard we needed some. So they contacted us and we went to pick them up.
What a precious family! What a blessing!!
So Em got to work on her room. YIKES!! But this girl is motivated! All the kids are excited to see how God will bring children into our home in need of love.
She inlisted her sweet friend and they announced to me that it was lookn' bad. Em said it was like an episode of Hoarders!
But like I said, she was motivated and a couple hours later her room was ready for the bunkbeds to be moved in.
All 4 kids were Daddy's helpers and Em took over the finishing design touches. Take a look!!!
And watch we get two BOYS placed with us! Poor things!
That night as I tucked Em in bed, I walked out of her room with a feeling I had felt before.
It's the one where you know that something big is about it happen, something good, but so overwhelming you know you will be completely dependent on God to get you through this part of your journey. Well...it's coming.
Those beds represent SO MUCH.
It's just a set of bunks...big deal. beds.
I pray that the little ones that will be tucked in a prayed with the nights that they are here with our family, that they will have never felt more safe and loved. That set of beds is where they will be prayed over! They will get read to! They will get snuggled up, tickled, hugged and kissed by 6 people that are sooooo excited to have them in our home. No matter how long or short. We will just obey and walk forward.