Yes, I know, I never talk about our friend “Jay” anymore. (For those of you who don’t remember, he is the sweet 12 year old boy in the foster care system who we hang out with 1 to 2 times a week.) We still hang out with him at least weekly, but we are as confused as ever about what our future holds for him. To be quite honest, our emotions are pretty tapped out simply longing for Amelia. We will see where God guides our relationship with Jay, but our friendship feels pretty healthy and stable exactly where it is. Perhaps God knows that we can only handle so much growth at a time. Or maybe friendship is all that we are ever meant to have with him. Only God knows.
(By the way, how cute is my husband Brad in that picture!)
Another individual has been keeping Jay for weekend visits lately. Jay may be one of the few children in the foster care system who has multiple families wanting to hang out with him so much! I hope it means that God is preparing Jay for something amazing in his life. He is a resiliant and beautiful boy, and we are so hopeful for him.