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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas is COMING!

Good morning peeps!
Well, we are TOTALLY excited to celebrate Christmas in just a few days! My shopping is done, most the gifts are already wrapped, and yesterday the kids and I baked 9 cookie trays, which we are delivering today! :) Mostly I am excited to celebrate Jesus Christ's birth, and to start a new year of serving Him! Praying for lots of guidance and clarity in the new upcoming year!
An update on the FIVE kids......well, it is weird. After LOTS of prayer about them, Dale and I both felt we needed to know them more. So, we called our caseworker, and asked her to set up anther weekend home visit. We would go into this visit a little wiser, and knowing more of what to watch for. Our caseworker made MANY calls to the kid's birthmother, and she has never returned her call. Dale finally emailed Brandon (the oldest) last week, and Brandon told him, that a family member had shamed their birthmom into keeping the children, instead of placing them, as she was planning. But, the older girls continued to visit the caseworker's office telling her mom wanted them to go!!! So, we have NO IDEA what is going on. For the kids to stay with their birthmom, would be the best thing, as they love her dearly. But, she has to step up, grow up, and decide to be a mom, which means giving up a lot of her needs in exchange for theirs. These kids have not been in school since October.....because mom hasn't had the time to get them in for their shots and physicals!!!! So, we continue to pray that God's will be done, and we continue to try to figure out our role with these kids. We will see them on the 23rd, as we are taking them Christmas gifts!!! We had a of of fun shopping for them, and a lot of wonderful people from our church helped financially, so these kids could have a GREAT Christmas!
In the meantime, we are still trying to find God's will. Still have our house & farm on the market, in fact we are showing it twice this weekend. We are still looking at various waiting child lists, trying to see if our next child might be waiting for us. And also wondering if this is a season in our lives where God is just calling us to be content, and be still?!?!
Praying you all have a great weekend, and a great Christmas! God Bless!