She sat down across from me as we prepared to have our meeting. The auditorium was still a little noisy with several groups of people fellowshiping and preparing to leave, but it was as if the world stood still and it was just the two of us.
I took a deep breath and Jay Jay said “what is going on? You are scaring me”
“I need to tell you something.” I recounted the information I had received about Jalica and I told her how we had been praying since before she left that God would bring her a very specific kind of family. Jay Jay and her husband fit that description to a tee. I told her it wouldn’t be easy, that she would have a uphill battle ahead but that God had put them on my heart when I knew Jalicia was ready and waiting for her forever home. By the end of the meeting we were both in tears and prayed together. She said they would talk and pray and get back with us.
Two weeks before Christmas Jalicia was placed with Jay Jay and her husband Jason. We planned to take them dinner their second night together. I had never been to their house before and I asked for their address to obtain directions. That’s when I found out that they live around the corner!!! Jalicia and Owen get to grow up together and we now have a new branch of our family. We get to be in Jalicia’s life and she in ours! She calls us aunt and uncle now!! God is so good!!!!
Tomorrow they will stand before the judge and take their own oathe and become an official forever family!! I cannot wait to celebrate with them!!