Thursday, December 13, 2007


There are many competing thoughts in my brain right now. My desire is to get them on paper quickly so that they do not fade with the days. However, I haven't had the time to enter all of the e-mail addresses to make this blog private. I have to enter each e-mail address to send an invite to each of you... the task seems daunting. Yet, I have so much to say... maybe tonight.

For now, Little Boy Blue needs your prayers. Tomorrow is a hearing which will be a turning point in his case. And, as I watch him playing by my feet, I'm grateful that he has no idea what is happening. He is free. Free to just be a little boy, growing, learning and hopefully, feeling loved.

When I do get this blog converted, the first thing I'm going to do is post a few pictures... just so those of you who haven't seen these lovely faces can see who I've been writing about. All of these nicknames have real names and faces behind them!! I promise you something... when you see the faces of Prince Caspian, Little Boy Blue and Baby Girl, you will not believe these are the faces of foster care. Isn't it funny what we convince ourselves to believe about foster children?

On that note... we went to a Christmas party sponsored by Covenant Kids this weekend (even with runny noses). Every single child there (well over 200) was a lovely, beautiful human being with God's fingerprints all over him/her. When I think about it now, I'm so moved. All of these families - welcoming children of different races and backgrounds. It just reminds me of what love is... it is not an easy task. But, oh the joy!

1 comment:

Steve Sensenig said...

DSS and our county foster parents' association had their Christmas party last Tuesday night, and it was so nice to see so many of the foster children.

One of the little girls (about 13 months old, I think) reached for me and let me hold her for a LONG time. At one point, her foster dad offered to take her back, and she clung to me. :)

I was, of course, incredibly touched -- not just by her desire for me to hold her, but also her parents being so willing to let me have that pleasure.

While I was holding her, Christy was holding Hope Giver, and it gave me a sense of what it would be like to have a larger family. I liked it.

Speaking of Hope Giver, we only have to wait four more days to find out if she will definitely be ours!!!! :) :) :)

I'm grateful that he has no idea what is happening. He is free.

I made similar comments about Hope Giver during the time of court hearings for her, too. She had no idea how many people were talking about her, looking out for her, making plans for her life.

Oh, and I also want to comment on "the face of foster care". You are absolutely right about that. I had similar thoughts at our Christmas party.