Woke up this morning to a blessedly quiet house in spite of the fact that three more have joined us since yesterday.
Last spring, we kept four boys from a family of seven children who's mother had been in the hospital.
Yesterday afternoon, surrounded by police cars, school officials, and the fire department, the children were removed from the home.
Mercy Street has been given temporary custody of the children and they are now staying with various staff who live in the community.
We have the little 10 year old boy and his twin nine month old brothers. Thankfully, everyone slept through the night last night and we're ready to start our day rested.
Last night, a friend brought us dinner. I have been helping with Vision Life at Mercy Street on Thursdays and this sweet friend wanted to take one thing off my plate. Providentially, she made the biggest daggum meal you've ever seen and fed our family, another Mercy Street staff family, Hannah, Brett, and the new children. She thought she was preparing food for our family alone and instead, the Lord used her to feed 18 people who had been through an incredibly hectic, emotional, trying day.
Why these kinds of small miracles still surprise me, I don't know.
In light of this, and other things that have made this a rough week, we covet your prayers for these kids, for Mercy Street and the families who will wake up this morning with children they did not have yesterday.
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