Five years ago (October 6) I became a full-time foster Mom for the first time. This coming week, I will have the privilege of becoming one for a second time.
Since my first foster son, I have been doing respite-only (while I was dating and then for the first year and a half of our marriage). The first child I respited through the county will now be our permanent foster child. It's funny. I thought we'd be getting a little boy. And here we're getting a teenage girl, and I couldn't feel more "right" about this process. She's a great kid (who has some not-so-great moments which I've been able to witness over the years) and has a lot of potential.
We're looking forward to walking through life with this youngster, helping to prepare her for adulthood! And someday, we'll also be looking forward to getting that little boy that we thought was going to be our "first". God knows what He's doing. I don't know why I even bother spending time trying to figure out what's going to happen!