Need Prayers Today For Gina, Her Dh And Kids 3 Kids They Had Hoped to Adopt Are Leaving Today
Posted 11 February 2008 - 09:24 AM
As you know Gina (GinaMO) and DH take in "hard to place" foster children - many on a moments notice. A couple of weeks ago, I posted a prayer request as Gina had just taken in SIX - that's right 6 emergency kids that were found in a "drug bust" - and at the time they didn't even know if the kids were positive for drugs or not. Praise the Lord they were not. At this time, Gina already had 6 other children in her home - 12 kids - What an amazing Woman - and her DH! The Lord must find her very special indeed.
Well, right after the prayers started pouring in, a Great Aunt and Uncle were located and bottom line they were quickly approved by the courts and the 6 children moved in about 3 days. And, it turned out Gina knew the couple from her church and loved them - Great people - a wonderful home for these kids.
Well, again another problem - Gina and DH were hoping to adopt 3 of her fosters that had lived with them and bonded with them for some time - but relatives were found - but they only wanted 2 of them. I didn't post this request - but, many were praying that the relatives would open their hearts - AND THEY DID! So, while it's sad, that today Gina and family will be losing 3 kids she was hoping to adopt - but, they will stay together as a family and will be living with their grandparents.
Now Gina was just given 2 more emergency kids.
That's Gina's life.
I know I went on way too long in this post - but, what I was hoping to convey, was the power we as SG's have to pray for these children and Praise the Lord when HE finds homes for them so quickly. This isn't the normal foster system. Kids don't get placed in a GREAT home in 3 days, Siblings (especially 6 of them) don't normally stay together, and once a relative makes up their mind to only take 2 out of 3 kids - they don't suddenly decide to take all three kids - that's the LORD's work - and many Prayers!!
So, in Zaz's life we became Scrap Girl Aunts as she was awaiting Janae - what I'm proposing is that we could maybe become Scrap Girl God Mothers to these Emergency kids as they come into Gina's life as they will and we can Pray for their quick placement to a great home (or stay with Gina if that's what is best for them), and Praise the Lord when HIS work is done!
Will you continue to first, pray for Gina and family today as it will be a very hard day to lose the 3 foster children today? And, as I or others post other prayer request for these "emergency hard to place kids, I hope that you will continue to both Pray and Praise the Lord the work HE has Done and will do for Gina and "HER KIDS"?
So, is the title of Scrap Girl God Mother a good one or would like something else? We need something as these situations will come up and come up often..
Posted 11 February 2008 - 09:54 AM
Posted 11 February 2008 - 09:54 AM
Posted 11 February 2008 - 10:41 AM
I will be happy to be a SGGM! My prayers are with Gina on this difficult day and in the future.
Thanks Debilou for keeping us in the loop. Obviously you are a great lady, too!
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Posted 11 February 2008 - 11:03 AM
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Posted 11 February 2008 - 11:23 AM
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Posted 11 February 2008 - 11:25 AM
WOW, you are a very great and loving person to open your heart, soul, and home to children that need a loving family when no one else speaks for them in their young lives except for courts. It is amazing to find angels like you and your husband! I will be honored to pray for them Debi Lou!
I pray that Gina and her husgand find strength and courage in the upcoming days.
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Posted 11 February 2008 - 11:26 AM
Posted 11 February 2008 - 12:00 PM
Gina, you and your whole family amaze & inspire me. Your whole family gives so much of themselves. I pray for all of you, for the kids and their families that they may know the loving home that can be found in HIM.
Prayers, hugs & love to all of you!
Posted 11 February 2008 - 01:36 PM
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Posted 11 February 2008 - 01:46 PM
Cary, It sounds like you and Gina have a lot in common, The Lord really sees special qualities in both of you Angels...
Posted 11 February 2008 - 02:02 PM
Posted 11 February 2008 - 02:54 PM
I am touched to hear this story. As a newer girl, I am not familiar with everyone yet, and feel that I have just gotten to know so much about you. God truly has blessed many children by using you as an instrument of His Love for them. I know He loves you and DH too, so very much, and that He has more plans for you! You are such a blessing to so many! You are in my prayers, as are the children and their respective families. I am most willing to be an SG god mother, and to pray within this loving community for you all. May God give you a great big hug, and much joy always,
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Posted 11 February 2008 - 05:45 PM
I am in awe of you and am glad there are people like you in
this world!!! Count me in as a proud SG God Mother!
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