Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Misphah and Shen. He named it Ebenezar, saying , "Thus far the Lord has helped us." 1 Samuel 7:12

Friday, November 25, 2011

Update on Us

OK so here is the run down at our home:
On Nov 14th we went to court to step in as Temporary Shelter Caregivers for our 3 day old niece, due to some health concerns she remained in the NICU until her 1 week birthday when she came home to live with us.

Then 4 days after bringing Little One home from the hospital we got another call from DCF, another sibling of ours was having their children removed from the home and so again we found ourselves faced with stepping in as Temporary Shelter Caregivers.

The day before Thanksgiving I sat again in Family Court, this time going home with a 4 and 9-year-old.

Our home a year ago consisted of 5 of us- today we have leveled out at 9.

We have a lot of love to give and we certainly love our nieces and nephews.

It is so interesting how God has changed hearts and minds around here in the past few years to land us right where we are.

We're learning to love more each day.
Learning to love beyond what's comfortable.

We're embracing life closer to home once again and looking seriously at adding on the addition we've talked about for years.

I am blessed and thankful for this season of life,
I've learned to embrace each turn in the journey with a smile on my face and eyes focused on Christ.

Hoping to sleep through the night one day soon,


Missy said...

Wow - that certainly is a lot of change. I am thinking that your work outside the home might have to go the way of the wind, to keep up with these three youngsters. Does the 4 & 9 year old look pretty temporary? Or is it hard to tell?

American in Bath said...

Wow. Just Wow. The lot of you are in my thoughts, and whee!

Shasta said...

Thanks so much for the update, Michelle. I've been thinking about you and checking facebook and your blog every day. What a whirlwind of change for your family. I hope everyone is adjusting well. Your family is amazing.

Anonymous said...

Though I look into your face and the mirror and see genuine weariness...I also see peace and joy, which through God continues to out-do this exhaustion. I feel truly blessed to be on this adventure with you and feel completely relaxed knowing that God knows exactly what He's doing. Thank you for your willingness to love both my sister's 3 children as your own and obeying the call to offer them our shelter in this storm. I cant believe all that God is doing in our family and in our midst...just like I cant believe how blessed I feel despite what my mind and the mouths of others continuously say to the contrary. God is amazing and quite obviously @ work. I cant wait to see what he does next...a senile parent, a homeless former youth grouper;) only He knows...which Im wonderfully okay with. I love you, and Im thankful for this place in cyberspace. And thanks to all of you who continue to cover us in prayer. Your biggest fan-svs

Anonymous said...

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