Sunday, 3 May 2009

New Face at our House

We got a new kid a few days ago. She's cute and 11 and came with a social worker "rap sheet". Of course they only need her to stay for a short time. (Social workers don't actually lie to foster parents, they just have very few homes for way too many kids and telling you what you want to hear is the easiest way to fix the problem.)
So far, all has been great. We're all still in the courting stage. She has joined the tide in the house and has calles us Mom and Poppa already. Her age puts her right right between the teens and the tots and she seems to like the middle ground. We've seen none of the "problematic behaviors" yet and has instead been the smoothest entry ever.
Tonight she had some opinions and questions about her future and so I asked her if I could pray with her before she went to sleep. I told her that there was only One who knew her future and He had more pull than the entire foster care system. She was good with that and I tucked her in at our mission field down the hall.

5 comments:

jen said...

I may do this some day. Thanks for showing me what it is like. You are my hero.

Dwayne D said...

She was a sweetie at the formal, it was a real pleasure meeting her.

Lane said...

um.... I can remember another smooth transition....hahahha!! She's adorable. I can't wait to hang out more.

Fifi said...

You take everything in your stride, and you make it sound so easy!! Yes I agree you are a hero .... to us and these kids!

Emily said...

total lump in throat.