Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Stuff!

My kids have been waiting for two weeks for their belongings to be shipped from their last foster home. They came with clothes and school supplies, that's all. Today was the day! A huge Fed Ex truck pulled up and a big, tough looking guy came to the door "ma'am I need you to sign, I've got five big boxes for you." As I signed his tablet I yelled "Guys y'all come help! The boxes are here!" Nine kids (some being carried) came swarming out of the house and met him at the door of the truck as he walked back. I could see the look in his eye, I was bracing for a few possible questions (questions NEVER offend me by the way, but I do send up a petition for God to give me gentle answers so that we can be a witness) he looked back and forth at them all confused...about that time he handed out the first box and the kids enthusiastically passed it to the porch assembly line style. He seemed surprised and gave me a confused/questioning glance. I answered his look with a smile and "Their things finally came from their other foster home!" As he passed the next box his face was bright, smiling, and I caught him brushing away a tear. That's the stuff. He saw them before he saw their label, he simply saw happy, excited, playful children, not what the world says you will see. Those precious ones ministered to him today, as they do me everyday. This is the STUFF!!! What life is really about! I am one blessed mama! And Praise God my cup is overflowing!!!!


 

 

8 comments:

KarenH said...

I'm sure this man won't soon forget what he witnessed today, so sweet! <3

Enchanted Moments said...

As long as there is love..............

Amber C said...

Thanks for sharing the joy!

theresa taylor said...

So glad their things have arrived!!! I am sure that they are thrilled!

Libby Fenn said...

I bet it's so reassuring to them to have their own stuff. What a wonderful day!

Asiyah said...

I love it! My husband and I have been foster parents for a number of years and our kids usually come to us with their belongings in garbage bags. Garbage bags!!! That sends a message that they are of little worth. So glad that you are loving on these children. Nothing you ever do for them is wasted.

Renata said...

I'm wiping away tears as I read this too...
We have finally finished all of our foster care interviews & apparently we will have training, but if they need us they can use us from NOW!
Do your newest boys need to attend school? That is the one thing I am most worried about ~ how will I juggle school & homeschooling? We have a great CART worker & she's happy to push for us to homeschool as much as she can, but it's ultimately not up to her.
Thank you for sharing ~ I am looking forward to hearing more about your precious newest members!
Blessings
Renata:)

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