Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Grandchildren are a blessing
I've had the three grandchildren for about five days now. They are ages 4, 2, & a six-week old infant. I will admit that even though I have raised nine children, the idea of being a single older mom (age 56) to three older boys (one with severe developmental delays), as well as full time grandma TERRIFIED me at times. I won't go into all the details of why but you could use your imagination on that one. Can I just say that God is good & I am finding this experience to be an absolute DELIGHT at this point!!! My daughter has chosen to enter a group home for the mentally ill rather than move back in with her father, or myself, or even some good friends. This was fully her choice & she is okay mentally at this point. I am still praying about what to share here, as I find it tempting to elaborate on the drama of it all but I know that would be WRONG. This is the most bizarre trial of my life. The grandchildren are still in protective custody with foster parents but I am now a "grandma foster parent" whose role is to assist the foster parents when needed. God is FULLY SOVEREIGN & I am finding this oxy-moron again to be true: the greatest problems are tools in God's hands to bring the GREATEST JOYS!!!