I had my 5 little bumpkins and I was over the moon happy! But I would have also embraced a little girl from Bulgaria.
In the meantime we were contacted by an agency with a baby due to be born with Down Syndrome. A girl! We were so excited.
But when she was born a week early, she did not have DS. We were crushed.
We took a break and told our adoption agency we'd take a break and resume in Spring. (This was also while a grown child we raised had called Social Services on us.) We had a lot of emotions to work through.
Early March before we called them, our adoption agency called about OUR daughter. Miss Mercy. It didn't "feel" as exciting as we expected it to. This was a "desperate" placement. Thank goodness I refuse to go by my "feelings"!
And then it was such a long ordeal - months before our State believed we could care for all her many needs, and allowed her to stay. But God knew before she was even born- who her forever mommy and daddy would be!
Tom was a little sad to lose his dream. And Mercy was not as excited to see us as we were. But of course he sees now, he is her Daddy. That was 3 years ago last March.
The other day I was having a meeting with my favorite DC. (a person I pay to keep our Group Home paperwork compliant with the State) We were discussing MA and Sp's health. My DC is young, her children are under 3. As I age everyone gets younger! LOL!
She looked at me and asked "Are you still going to do this after MA and SP are gone?"
I should not have been surprised. But I was.
Since Mercy, CC and G, have come; we see the great need for a new kind of group home client. I hate to think of children living in Group Homes, but it is a fact today. And where better than where there is a mom and dad figure instead of "staff".
And I can't think of a bigger blessing! Lord willing we will live like this until He tells to stop! How will we know when He is done with us? Through daily prayers, through daily walking hand in hand with Him! He never forsakes us!