“For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in.”
Last spring our family began the the process of getting our foster care license. We spent lots of time filling out forms, getting physicals for all five of us, taking fourteen hours of classes, cleaning and reorganizing our home, turning in paperwork, having a fire inspection and DHEC visit, emailing DSS, and waiting, praying, and trusting in God’s perfect timing!
Before we left to go on our Disney cruise, we had sweet A spend the weekend with us while his current foster mom went out of town. He picked the perfect weekend because we had Carson’s birthday party, and we went to the circus! Oh, he loved bowling for the first time, and his excitement at the circus was just the best! All of the kids had so much fun together, and Reece was so very sad when A went home. Since he and Reece were both six, they really hit it off. We are so thankful for such a great first experience and getting to meet sweet A!
We accepted a placement right before our cruise for a 3 year old little girl, but just as we were boarding our boat, we received word that she was able to be placed with her two sisters which is definitely the best situation for everyone!
The placement coordinators knew that we would be coming back on Friday, and we got a call while we were on our way home, and we accepted another placement. We got home around 6:30, and little T arrived at 7:00. Oh, he was just the sweetest. He totally went with the flow, and he loved playing with our crew. Carson was the greatest “big brother” to him. We knew that his grandparents wanted him, and after the probable cause court hearing he left to go with them. We were sad to see him leave, but we were happy that he was going to get to be with his family again. And in that short time we learned that he preferred snacking over eating actual meals, and desserts were his favorite! He babbled and repeated words all day long. He liked to climb on everything and wake up in the middle of the night. He loved tractors, trucks, playing outside, looking at himself in the mirror, and watching Bubble Guppies. He was all boy, and all almost two. And we are so thankful that we got to love on him for a few days!
Even through these two short placements, it has not always been easy, but it has always been worth it. We are so grateful for this opportunity to love on these little ones, to point them to Jesus, and to let them be a part of our family. Having a table full is such a joy!