Today is the beginning of our story on this blog. It is amazing to think that the whole story actually started before we were even born. Just as it says in the Bible: God knew every plan He had for us while we were in our mother’s womb. And, WOW, it was different than we thought it would be!
We planned to have children right away when J and I married over 5 years ago. To our great disappointment, we lost 3 precious children in miscarriage and have experienced long stretches of infertility.
In this midst of our greatest storms, we did not realize God was taking our hand and leading us to our life destiny. We wanted our own children (which we still pray will come), but God’s thoughts were for us to impact more than our own small world.
So, now to the good news! We just found out today that we are officially certified Foster Parents! It was a long journey of applications, training, and more – but we have arrived to our official certification!
There are many emotions that come with this for sure. Nervousness!!!! To think that we are about to bring children into our home that we don’t know yet is overwhelming. They will come to our home confused, not understanding why they can’t live with mom or dad or grandma or grandpa (or insert family title here)… And in all this, we have to depend wholly on God to give us wisdom with our speech, time, and acts of kindness and love to these precious children.
We also feel great JOY! The walls of our home need muddy hands to touch them. The floors need running feet. The rooms need to sound out loud with laughter of children. And last not least, our hearts long to be a healing touch to the broken… Whether it be a simple breakfast, song, or hug – we pray healing will come to all who pass through our home.
Looking for His hand in all things, J&D