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Old 09-15-10, 03:41 AM
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Default Get rid of her or get out reposting because this child again needs our prayers a lot

"I don't like her. I don't want her here. Get rid of her or get out." He thinks of himself as a pretty good fellow. It's just you know some things bother him and when something doesn't suit him it has just got to go. And she did not suit him at all. Inconvenient, time consuming, very likely to be noisy. "Get rid of her"

I wondered how often in her 4 years that had been said about her. Her mother was 14 when she was born. Her father 26 and on his way to prison for conceiving her. Her mother's family said she had to go. Her mom suffered from serious psychological problems and the meds she was on didn't tend towards a healthy baby and this was inconvenient and it looked bad. I'll probably never know why their plan A for getting rid of her was not carried out but still before she was 3 she and her mama ended up in more foster homes than the fingers of one little hand can count but somehow none of them wanted her. Then her mama found a boyfriend and another baby was on the way making her even more inconvenient. Though to do the BF credit he was always nice to her and probably took more care of her than her mom knew how to do. What he couldn't do without a high school diploma or any training and less confidence was find and hold a job. And so it was that after he and her mama married, separated and almost divorced, and the new baby came and they got back together that they were living in part of a house taking care of the elderly man who owned it. The man had said that he liked children but now he said she'd have to go. Inconvenient and about to be thrown away again.

By then she was spending 3 days or so a week with her step grandparents anyway following her new grandma around like a duckling following its mama duck. Helping grandpa take a nap by styling his hair for him while he pretended to be asleep. Going to church and singing about Jesus. When her grandpa heard of the ultimatum he went and got her and I would not have liked to hear what he said after he sent her to wait with out in the car. I know him pretty well and can just about imagine. She is their treasure and she knows it. She knows that she is Jesus' treasure too and it shows. She and her grandma have decided that her mama and "daddy" and little sister should just live at grandma and grandpa's too and that will probably happen for a while. It's a small church and she views most everyone there as her family and visa versa. How much poorer we would all have been if any of the original plans for getting rid of her had worked.

So when the man who issued the latest get rid of her ultimatum showed up at church I was not sure what was going to happen. What did happen was that as he sat there trying not to look at her and probably feeling what I and the few others who knew about it were thinking she walked up to him, reached up put her arms around his neck and kissed him on the cheek and said "I love you".

"...and a little child shall lead them" Isaiah 11:6
1Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. ... Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. Matthew 25:40 & 45
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