upside down

you might have noticed that i’ve been absent for a few days.

okay – almost a week.

the truth is, my life was turned upside down last week. thursday, to be exact.

if you follow my personal blog you know that last week we made the very difficult decision to honor the wishes of one of our foster boys and arranged for his caseworker to find new living arrangements for him.

if you don’t follow my personal blog, please go check out what happened before you leave nasty comments. “cowboy” had become physically aggressive, and his threats had turned in to action. on top of that he verbalized (repeatedly over the past several weeks) that he no longer wanted to live with us.

so last tuesday cowboy was removed from our home. the plan was for red and wrangler to stay with us.

on thursday that changed. red and wrangler were removed from our home on thursday afternoon. we had no warning. and at first no reason was given. it turns out that a false accusation was made about our disciplinary practices. instead of investigating, or evaluating “evidence” – the boys’ caseworker decided to remove them from our home. you can read more about what happened here.

we asked for an investigation. we have nothing to hide, and we want our name cleared, and the boys returned to our home as quickly as possible.

this whole situation completely blindsided us. we did not see it coming. we did not anticipate it. we’re still recovering from the shock.

i have avoided blogging, tweeting, and facebooking because i really had no words. i have a ton of unread e-mails in my inbox – i’ll be getting to those shortly. for those of you who are new twitter followers – i promise that that i’m not usually such a debby downer. it’s just been a rough week, okay?

so will you keep us in your thoughts and prayers? we can certainly use them!

i’ll be back tomorrow with another installment of tutes on tuesday.

since i’ve missed nearly a whole week of blogging – if you posted something that i just can’t miss, go ahead and leave a link in the comments so i can check it out!

10 thoughts on “upside down

  1. tricia

    You better not get ANY nasty comments, lady! I’m so sorry you’re going through this and am still praying for God to reign victorious in this situation. You are constantly on my heart. Love ya, sister!

  2. Chelsea

    So strange.. you’ve really been on my mind lately.. I’ve been praying for you frequently and there was obviously a big reason for this. God works in mysterious ways and I’m so happy he does! I’ll continue praying for you… I can’t imagine what you’re going through.

  3. DondaLee's

    Oh, Amanda! I’m SO sorry! I can’t even imagine the pain y’all must be experiencing. I do know that God honors obedience and that He will be your rock regardless of what happens. Put your hope in Him! You are in my prayers sweet friend!

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