I think every foster parent (or most parents really) get to the point of just feeling very overwhelmed.
We often do everything for our children (cooking, cleaning, laundry,school, counseling, sports, church, and any extra activities). We take them to everything, because we wouldn’t have it any other way.
But at times, it gets overwhelming when you are doing all that for 5 children. Each child needs love, attention, affection, and all of their needs met, to be able to grow and develop appropriately.
Let’s just say that I needed God more than ever last week. I went to Bible study with the intention of digging deeper into the Bible and just really appreciate all of what God has given me in my life, but what happened next was truly amazing.
At the end of each lesson, the Pastor and the Minister ask if anyone needs prayer. Well, I am always hesitant to get up in front of people (I have anxiety about that) but I couldn’t resist the pull that was happening to me, and I knew I had to go up to the front.
I told the Pastor in her ear about what was happening to me in my life, and she leaned me back and said to me “God just told me it already happened,” and I of course broke down in tears, knowing that God did place these kids in my life for a specific reason.
For me to raise them, love on them, nurture them, and watch them grow into such amazing and astounding individuals. To watch each of the foster children find a special place in our home and in our heart, is so amazing to me and I am so glad that God forgives me for the moments that I do not lead with grace, and pats me on the back when I do.
A huge weight was lifted off my shoulders and I know that this year is going to mean some major things are going to happen with us and that we must depend on our faith to get us through it all.
Thank you so much for the kind comments, prayers, and hope for the Johnson family!!♥♥♥
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