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#1749760 - 10/17/12 12:46 AM Can't Tell God No
NeverEndingSupport Offline
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My husband (53 yrs old) informed me that he had a spiritual prompting that there was a young boy out there that we need to take care of. I'm 50 this December and we have plans to relocate in 4 yrs to a smaller community, live on a 60 ft ocean boat, and just start taking it a little easier - our youngest will have graduated by then..the last of five kids.

The "young boy" is 9 was in foster care when we briefly met him eight months ago through running into the foster parents who are 'acquaintances' of ours. Believing this was a simply misunderstanding (between God and my husband), I agreed to contact the foster home where the boy had been living -- on calling I found out that the boy had been placed in an adoptive home seven months earlier, but he had just been returned the week prior to the foster home...the same week my husband had received that quiet, spiritual prompting!

I often tell my children NO; I have frenquently told employees NO; I sometimes tell friends NO..but there is no way I'm telling God NO! So, here we go.....again.

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#1749762 - 10/17/12 12:53 AM Re: Can't Tell God No NeverEndingSupport
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wow...just WOW.

A prayer seems appropriate here too.

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#1749775 - 10/17/12 11:12 AM Re: Can't Tell God No NeverEndingSupport
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That is amazing!

Prayers to you and your family as you embark on a new journey!

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#1749779 - 10/17/12 12:06 PM Re: Can't Tell God No NeverEndingSupport
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Wow isn't sufficient. Prayers to you and your family - and I am humbled.
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#1749783 - 10/17/12 12:29 PM Re: Can't Tell God No Skittles
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I got goosebumps when I read this this morning. May He guide you all on this marvelous journey. Keep us posted if you will!
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#1749784 - 10/17/12 12:31 PM Re: Can't Tell God No NeverEndingSupport
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You and your husband will be in my prayers. That boy, likely, is going to have issues with feeling unwanted after being put in to an "adoptive" home and then returned. May God bless you with the patience, love, and understanding to reach him and let him know that his SAVIOR chose you and your husband to shepherd him, and to share the love of Christ with him!

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#1749789 - 10/17/12 12:45 PM Re: Can't Tell God No NeverEndingSupport
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“We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another.”
Luciano de Crescenzo

May you and your husband help him fly!
"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."

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#1749801 - 10/17/12 01:00 PM Re: Can't Tell God No NeverEndingSupport
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
Look on the bright side...if he is 9 now, in 4 years when you move to the 60 foot boat, he will be 13...the perfect age for a deckhand to fetch you drinks as you bask in the sun!

And 50 today isn't the 50 of our parents, this is still a young age and many have kids this same age. Best of luck to you, your husband, and your new addition. You may be just the thing to influence his life for the better!
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#1749806 - 10/17/12 01:11 PM Re: Can't Tell God No NeverEndingSupport
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Congrats and best of luck

Look on the bright side the way the economy is going you will not be able to retire in 4 years anyway. laugh
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#1749808 - 10/17/12 01:15 PM Re: Can't Tell God No NeverEndingSupport
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I don't know who said "We plan, God laughs" but it is so appropriate, isn't it? This poor child. Make sure you know his life story and are prepared with the proper resources to help him. At 9, no matter who adopts, there will be emotional scars and baggage - probably the reason for the failed adoption the first time.

May God bless you and your husband as you help this young man.
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#1749814 - 10/17/12 01:30 PM Re: Can't Tell God No NeverEndingSupport
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Prayers for you and the young man, and may God bless you richly!
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#1749849 - 10/17/12 02:51 PM Re: Can't Tell God No NeverEndingSupport
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You and your husband are to be commended for your humble servant's attitude which is all too often lacking in these times. Prayers that God's will be done. He will provide all that you need. May God use the two of you to positively influence this young man's life.
Do, or do not; there is no try. - Yoda

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#1749853 - 10/17/12 02:56 PM Re: Can't Tell God No NeverEndingSupport
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What a wonderful story. I have to agree our 'plans' usually pale in comparison to what He had planned for us. It is a blessing that your husband heard and you are willing to openly take the journey. God bless!
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#1749864 - 10/17/12 03:08 PM Re: Can't Tell God No NeverEndingSupport
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Ditto on the goosebumps!! What an amazing story!

Will definitely be praying for you all as you prepare for this journey and follow the Lord's leading! You will be blessed beyond measure for obeying what He tells you!

Keep us posted!!

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#1749896 - 10/17/12 04:08 PM Re: Can't Tell God No NeverEndingSupport
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I think I just redefined "amazing"! Bless all of you!!!
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#1749909 - 10/17/12 04:36 PM Re: Can't Tell God No NeverEndingSupport
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Wow, thanks for sharing this story of how He is leading your family. Praying for you and your family knowing that God will give you all that you need to complete His mission. God Bless You!!

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#1749973 - 10/17/12 06:04 PM Re: Can't Tell God No NeverEndingSupport
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You two make me smile with tears in my eyes. Best of luck to all of you. Prayers for your family and the boy.
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#1750281 - 10/18/12 03:30 PM Re: Can't Tell God No NeverEndingSupport
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A majority of One! It is amazing sometimes how God works. He knows the right people and the right time.
You two sound like the perfect people to help a youngster out. Please keep us posted.

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#1753315 - 10/29/12 08:56 PM Re: Can't Tell God No NeverEndingSupport
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That is so amazing! God Bless all of you!
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#1754670 - 11/02/12 05:50 PM Re: Can't Tell God No NeverEndingSupport
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Just a bit of encouragement: my parents are 50 & 51, & have recently taken in a 16yo boy in a similar situation. He was adopted from the Ukraine by a family who shortly after, decided they could not handle him anymore. Know that God puts people like you/them in these children's lives to make a difference, but you will be amazed at the difference the child makes in your life as well. God bless!

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