|Just four weeks ago, Matt and I received our first phone call for our first foster care placement! |
This morning, my poet-friend Allyson, sent this via email.
Thanks Al, for your thoughtfulness and encouragement, and most of all your support and help these past weeks. I think YOU should be a foster parent!
four mondays ago, your telephone rang
and with that one call an adventure began
in that brief moment your calm family day
turned into a frenzied chaotic melee
with nervous excitement you got your new kids
and went to the store for clothes, wipes and bibs
you were off with a bang when that telephone rang
two fortnights ago, could you have guessed
that this decision could make you so stressed?
the changing and feeding and long sleepless nights
were certainly taxing your patience and might
yet through many trials there has also been joy
as you've lovingly cared for this girl and this boy
you have been blessed more than you could have guessed
one month ago was the start of this story
of faith put to action to bring your Lord glory
the challenge of wearing this uncomfortable shoe
is nothing compared to what He's done for you
His grace sustains you each night and each day
He is growing and teaching you as you obey
see His allegory in your family's story?