It has been probably one of the most stressful weeks of my life. Without going into detail, we had to ask to have our foster daughter removed from our home. It is always difficult to be forced to choose between your own children and another who needs you. However, in reality there is no choice. We always have to protect our own kids' best interest. Please pray for Jade, because this transition will be very difficult for her. It will be a good chance for her to really see that Jesus is the only true constant in her life. It also is a good chance for me to get out of the way and watch God work.
I really need a break, so we're heading to North Carolina a bit earlier than planned. I'm really thankful my parents are flexible and that I have good friends at the libary willing to cover for me while I escape. Sumana and Andrew will go with me. We're all looking forward to a change of pace. Gretchen will spend the week in Arizona with one of her best friends. Jeffrey and Greig both have to work, but seem to be looking forward to some peace and quiet!
I'll try to get some fun pictures to share when we get back. There are always lots of wonderful photo ops!!