We got a call about a little girl.
8 years old.
We were told it was a desperate situation. ( I can't go into detail obviously) but suffice it to say that it was a DESPERATE situation. We only had one day to prepare so we rushed around to get things ready for her arrival, Gabbie and I went shopping for baby and barbie dolls, P.J.s.. fun little girl stuff ( and Gabbie was such a help knowing what she might like, they are the same age after all) We prayed for her, that she would not be scared, that she would feel our love the moment she entered our home. I couldn't sleep Thursday night, I kept thinking about her, wondering how she was feeling at that very same moment, probably not sleeping either.. loving her.. and wanting her.
We were to leave Friday morning to pick her up. At 12:00 we had heard nothing, so we called. The case worker went to her home and they were GONE. just gone.
My heart is breaking for this child. It's times like this when I wonder if I am cut out for this. I cried all day and I can't stop thinking about her. I look at all of her little things, and it just makes me so sad. The case worker was on the phone with me crying..so I know that she must be in danger.
Please.. please, pray for this child. I just want to wrap my arms around her and tell her that she will never hurt again..and I can't.. that's hard to swallow.
3 years ago