Monday, August 23, 2010

Last week...

It's been a week since I've posted last. I first want to apologize and say that no matter what these next few weeks bring I do hope to blog more regularly. Last week was probably the most difficult week I've experienced. We have seen some extreme behaviors in one of the kids in our home and have had to be really focused on trying to help this child.

Please pray for our family as we are learning to trust God possibly more than we ever have. At the beginning of last week we had an issue in the morning before school and I was extremely discouraged and confused so I called a trusted Proverbs 31. The encouragement I received from her was so refreshing. With her words she gave me perspective.

The story would seem to flow with the words... and they lived happily ever after... no just kidding (maybe I've been reading Cinderella a little too much to little girl this week). At that time I had no idea that the issues would only continue to get worse. Each day things got a little worse until the extreme behavior happened on Wednesday night.

Can I be honest? I don't know if before last Wednesday I could say that I felt an intense peace due to the Lord answering so many prayers on my behalf. The small issue that happened on Monday morning caused me to call a few trusted friends and tell them the situation which caused them to pray even more than they were. I've truly experienced the phrase, "I'm praying for you this past week."

During all the extreme behaviors I had such a peace and comfort that I know the Lord gave me. He is giving me more and more compassion and love for these children despite what they say or how they act. I’m daily reminded that if I love or if I show kindness to someone it’s not of my own doing but, it is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. Honestly, it’s been wonderful having kids to show me how unloving and selfish I can be, because now the Lord can start taking it from me. Pin It Now!

1 comment:

  1. Marcie Carol, I just want you to know how proud I am of you and Matt for taking these two precious gifts of God into your family. As you know I also took in a boy at a young age and believe me it was a very trying time. He also had some deep rooted emotional issues. I found through the years that his guard came down and he realized that I loved him and I was not going to leave him. (He had told me and he believed that everyone that he had ever loved had abandoned him. And he was right.) I was in it for the long haul that was the only way I knew how to go into taking him into my home. Anyway, I will tell you this the little boy that I brought into my home many years ago turned into my son. The struggles that I endured were turned over many times by the Blessings that the little boy brought to my life.

    Just remember we don't know what the Future Holds but, we do know Who Holds the Future!

    Lots of love and prayers for you and Matt.