We have had 7 children in our home through foster care. Each situation has been different and had its own challenges. We had a teen girl (K), an 8 yr old girl (L), a twelve yr old boy (D), a 3 month old girl (I), and a sib set of 3 boys ages 4 (E), 3 (I), and 2 (X). 1 of these kids has moved on to a new foster home. 1 has moved on to an adoptive home with his sister. 1 went to a residential facility for a year and has since been reunited with her birth Mom. The sib set of 3 were just reunited with their grandparents today. The 3 month old who is now almost 13 months old is here to stay! She will be ours forever.
Each of these children have impacted our family in ways that we can't describe. We have learned so much over the last 18 months. I am proud of our successes and pray we have learned from our failures. We often hear things like how great it is that we do what we do. Well, we don't think it is great, or amazing, or wonderful. We think it is what God asked us to do, so we do it. We say yes when it is hard. We allow our hearts to be broken to hopefully heal others. We answered the call to foster. We have seen 1 of our kiddos be baptized. We have seen 3 little guys learn to pray. We have seen children fall in love with church. We have spread seeds. We know God will water them.