Monday, June 13, 2011

a heart breaking day.

Ok, so its been over a month, but I'm a work in progress.

Today, I started my day early, showering, and hanging out with Ruby. Fun stuff. But then, I returned to work after having been sick for 3 days last week. Almost immediately my heart was BROKEN. See, I have a kid, who's been on my caseload since she came into care in January 2008. She's been through a lot. She's gotten her life together famously, honor roll, active in youth group, model kid. She's been with her foster family 2.5 years, 3 christmases. I arrived to the news that her foster parents were splitting up. It broke my heart. Today, I spent a LOT of time with her, and cried with and for her. I cried for her foster parents too--they've been married a long time, and a lot of hurtful things are being said by everyone.

Molly, Lori, and Hannah were here tonight, listening to my story, and sharing my heartache. I am thankful for friends who can be here, and that makes my heart long for those who can't. I miss the small group culture of a few important ladies in my life.

The glory in this is tonight, I see this facebook status: How lucky are we to have a God that we cannot exaggerate.

AMEN. That makes my heart sing. Loudly in praise to a God who has things under control. Who we can't exaggerate. Who sees our heartache and wraps his arms around us. ALL OF US. Tonight, I pray for peace for this broken and hurting family. and for a girl, who i love deeply, who may be losing her second family. God can handle this, and his peace is all we've got some days.