Friday, September 16, 2011


This sweet little guy has been my nephew for the past 15 months.  My sister is involved in foster care and had this little guy since he was born.

I happened to be visiting in FL when he arrived and was able to catch some of his newborn-ness.


This past summer we had some vacation time with him at the beach.  He is now 15 months old and a little bundle of energy!  I have never been able to share pictures of him on here before,  because of the privacy rule through the FL foster care system.   

Last month, the judge ordered him to return to his birth mother who currently lives in a rehab facility.  Even though our family knew it was only a foster situation, the story unfolded in a way that the possibility of him  being a permanent part of our family was very likely.    When he arrived, he had been abandoned at the hospital - surely he was meant for us.

God surely has a plan for his little life - but it's so hard to not understand it.   I can share his sweet face now that he is technically no longer in foster care.  My sister does still get to see him once a week for now, but it's been very difficult for her.

He will always hold a special place in our hearts - and we will always pray for you little man!!

 to look after orphans and widows in their distress ...... James 1:27