Fay, my dear sister, thank you so much for your words of encouragement! I have to tell you, the last 3 weeks have been nothing but one thing after another.
The GREAT news is… Isaac is scheduled to leave for Job Corps on Tuesday! So at the time of this writing, we have 2 and a half days!
On Thursday, he skipped school yet again, and then lied about it. I'm really struggling with anger. I know I shouldn't let it get to me. I know we have almost reached the finished line. But I am really struggling with anger at it all. I’m just so exhausted with the constant chaos. So, rather than wasting my time taking him to the city bus for him to skip school Friday and Monday, we decided it's better to just make him stay in his room during the day. This lessens the chance of him pulling more stupid stunts that will hinder or delay him leaving for Job Corps. That is the HUGE prayer request- that come hell or high water, he gets on that bus on Tuesday!!! God has already answered every single prayer along the way in this process, so without a doubt, we are trusting Him in this as well.
Our youngest is now acting out as well. I’m sure a lot of it has to do with Isaac’s drama, but that’s not all of it. (We truly must have been crazy! Adopting 5 kids stair-stepped in age the way we did… even with 4 years in between Isaac and the youngest one, last year, all 5 were teenagers at the same time! Obedience to the Lord does seem crazy at times! 😊 )
We just continue to pray that things will stay "calm" until Tuesday when Isaac leaves, and that he doesn't run, or pull anything stupid.
Interestingly- I’m sure I know why things have riled up again. Not only is this par for the course, where Isaac is concerned- but I am also leading 4 people through spiritual warfare deliverance.
And- Isaac’s admissions counselor with Job Corps just lost her mom, and I am ministering to her and praying with her through her grief. She is a believer, but is really struggling right now.
Obviously, the enemy is not happy!
But yes… no matter what comes or goes, I continue to warrior on! 😊 The LORD my God is my Strength, and I will continue to work unto the Lord! To Him be the glory!!
At The Feet Of Jesus,
I DO continue to pray…
MARANATHA! COME Lord Jesus! PLEASE Come Quickly!