unexpected answers to prayer

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

we received word yesterday that Baby R's great-aunt dropped out of asking for custody. This is exactly what I've been praying for, yet I was caught completely off guard. I know that God does answer prayers, but I do not often expect that He will answer my prayers for my own desires in the way that I want.

according to the caseworker, the great-aunt was the very last family in the running for Baby R. I don't know what this means for her permanent custody situation at this point.

Today Mr. B and Maggie watched Beauty and the Beast. I worried that it might be a little scary for him. He spent a good deal of time talking about who was going to die, who had died, this person was dead, that character was dead, etc. I don't remember Ben or Maggie talking so much about death. It disturbs me a little and makes me sad for what he may have been exposed to in the past.

In other news, I am certain to win foster parent of the year since this evening, I saw Baby R use her push toy to push the box barrier I had created for her out of the way and crawl down the step into the mudroom. I was cooking, so I let her be for a little bit. About 2 minutes later, I round the corner to see that she had pushed open the unlatched storm (read: heavy) door and crawled out onto the porch to stuff dog food from the dog bowl in her mouth. Apparently not even heavy doors will keep Baby R from dog food. Terrific mothering on my part. I don't think I'll share this story with the caseworker. Hope she never reads this blog...

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