I suppose a better title would be “I’ve Completed My Job”. It looks like baby M will be going home to her Daddy tomorrow.
As we finished up our foster license Kirk always prayed that God would give us a placement that we’d be able to carry through to the end and reunification with the child’s family. I secretly, and selfishly, wanted a placement that we’d get to keep. Well God more than graciously answered Kirk’s selfless prayer over my selfish one. But in the process He has changed my heart again. I have spent a little over a month getting to know baby M’s mom and dad. Mom’s got some things to work on and she’s throwing herself into it believing God has given her another chance to be a mommy. We pray for her that God would bring healing to her body. Baby M’s dad hasn’t had a newborn in a long time and is going to be learning a lot in the process. But I love that I’ve had the privilege of watching him snuggle with her and answering his questions about napping and formula and car seats. He’s going to make a great daddy. We are hopeful that we will remain in some sort of contact with baby M and her family as they adjust and will get to be a support to them.
God is a good God! Baby M’s dad is constantly thanking us for what we are doing but I feel like it has been such a gift from God to get to do this.
On to the next adventure! …in the meantime we have a new hen laying eggs (5 eggs today) and I’ve started planting the garden.