Over the past week every time our phone rings we run to answer thinking this could be the call, we could have a child placed in our home. We can't help but laugh at ourselves. I run around with my phone in my hand, not even in my pocket or bag but in my hand so I don't miss a call. Then in the middle of the night Saturday our phone rang three times before we actually heard it. It was a call for a possible placement. As we listened to the on call person explain the situation we barely had our eyes open. We told her yes and she said she would call us back. In the next thirty minutes we talked about all things we were needing to do to get ready and then we exctied, it was finally happening. But the return call left us a bit dissappointed and we completed understood. The two little ones that were going to be placed in our home were able to be placed closer to their siblings which is great!
It was an emotional rollercoaster (which I am not sure it would have been that way if it wasn't so early in the morning) but was a reminder that lifes never takes a break and that even while we may be sleeping there are people suffering. If anything it changed my prayers and reminded me just how grateful I am to be able to sleep at night and not have to worry.
As we begin another week we continue to pray we will not be needed because families are whole but that we will be ready when the call and a child is placed in our home.