Saturday, March 03, 2007

a change of life

Hello everyone. Today I write with a heavier heart than usual. We found out yesterday that we will be saying goodbye to our foster kids, Marcus and Brandon, on Wednesday of this week. After a year together, they will be moving to their permanent family. I knew this day was approaching for months now, but the reality of it is both exciting and sad. I know the Lord is entirely in control, even where they are going is an example of that. I do know these people and will be able to maintain contact with them to check on the kids. But we cannot see the kids again after Wednesday for a long time. I am so excited that this will be their last move and they are leaving us to be a part of the family God has chosen for them. I can't wait to hear the adoption is final and they can begin to be normal kids again and not "foster" kids anymore!! Saying goodbye is the hardest part, hard for Jay and I and hard for the kids. We would appreciate your prayers as we go through this time of change in our family. Our kids are sad and really don't understand why they are leaving. They have done such a great job of accepting these kids and making them a part of their family. I am proud of the way they have handled sharing their house and parents for the last year. Please pray for Marcus and Brandon that they will soon feel at home in their new family and pray that we can all move on, in confidence, that we have done the will of God this year and it is time to move into that which He has for us next.

8 comments:

Melanie said...

Oh Candi! This must be so hard for you. Like you said, you knew it would happen someday but I bet you could never imagine quite what it would feel like. I'll be praying for all of you guys. Hang in there!

Shannon said...

Candie, you will be in my prayers. My heart hurt when I read that but I know God is such a loving and good God! Praise God that he has provided for them yet again. All the seeds you've been able to plant in their lives will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Those seeds will come to fruition and they will know God had a great plan in all of this.

Bipin Sen said...

Thanks for really stepping in and taking care of these kids. You guys have probably imparted a seed in them that will bear fruit for the rest of their lives. Now you have to look forward to your own seed appearing... mmm.. in about 20 more weeks! (Is that right?)

Kathy said...

Ah Candi, my heart breaks for you and yet I feel excited for those little guys who will have a home they can stay in permanently. We will be praying for extra grace during this time, and peace for all the kids hearts especially when they don't understand fully.

Tim and Clair said...

You have absolutely done the will of God this year and just as I was preparing to write this I felt God prompt me to let you both know how proud He is of you and to tell you not to question that it was the right thing to do. You both did an incredibly selfless thing and we're praying now for peace for all 8 of you as you go into this next season and prepare for the new little buddy. We love you!

Aimee said...

This must be so incredibly hard for your family. It'll probably take time to adjust not having them there, but I'm sure having the new baby will fill part of that void! I will be praying for you and your family as you go through this difficult time!

Fabio said...

I have tears in my eyes as I write this and I cant imagine how you must feel. But, I have confidence that God's plans are so perfect, both in putting these boys in your home this past year, and in taking them out of your home now. He will work it all out for good, your good and theirs! Isn't it so awesome to be able to trust Him like that? Where would we be if we were left to try to figure things out on our own and just "hope" they went okay!?
I wasnt planning on writing all that, but that is what God put on my heart as I was typing...

:)

swart said...

Hey Candi - it was so good to see you guys at your church a few weeks back. That word you brought during worship is honestly still sitting with me - it was so good, and so challenging.

You gotta go check out my latest entry - i think it's my best yet! Besides - i haven't written in a while!