Looking back four years ago I didn’t know how significant that day would be. The day where ten of the most beautiful children walked into my life. I didn’t know that one day those ten would be mine, and that I would be theirs’. That one day they would refer to me as mother. GLA Toddler House was committed to being temporary home until we found out what was next for them. With ten of the biggest personalities we often joked about how God would have his hands full with these ten.
That we would be praying for that person or those persons who would take on this amazing and crazy bunch. Well God has quite the sense of humor and chooses to use people, even though He doesn’t need us. I am in awe that He chose me. He doesn’t need me but He is allowing me, simple, and inadequate me.
I remember sitting on my bedroom floor reading through His word and asking for a clear answer. It came…..it came loud, clear and punched me right in the face! I heard Him call me. Me.
A year ago a big change began. I prepared to say goodbye to my best friend and my co-worker as Molly Little was moving on to the next stage in life. For the last twelve years I worked next to the most capable, inspiring, and talented person I have ever met. I had the pleasure of co building the GLA Toddler House into something that we believed in and loved.
As God called Molly to her next journey in life I felt Him pulling me in another direction as well. I had begun to feel peace about moving on, knowing these children would soon be in the hands of their adopted parents, and that the new children coming in would be welcomed and loved by the new Toddler House directors.
I felt that peace in being called away from so many parts of GLA, but there was a nagging pain that would stir inside me as I thought of these ten. These ten that were not released for adoption. These ten children that were not spoken for. These ten that needed a permanent home in Haiti.
"He is your praise and He is your God, who has done these great and awesome things for you which your eyes have seen. Deuteronomy 10:21
I began to pray and ask God to provide an amazing home for these children and that we could get them moved before I made my plans to move on. I remember sitting on my bedroom floor reading through His word and asking for a clear answer. It came…..it came loud, clear and punched me right in the face! I heard Him call me. Me. I am in complete awe of this call. This calling that I am unqualified for.
This calling that I am unequipped to do. When I fail, He will be there. When I make mistakes, He will be perfect. He is so faithful and I will answer this call to lead these children in a way that honors Him. I am committed to Chosen and Cherished Ministries and raising these children to the best of my ability.