Tuesday, February 24, 2009

SOS SOS

Please, please, please....I'm begging all of you......please send up some prayers, energy, light, love, positive thoughts or whatever you believe in. There are an extreme number of kids waiting for homes. One in particular is waiting on us.

A worker in another state is supposed to be talking to my worker about a 6 y/o little girl living in an RTC (residential treatment facility). They've read my home study and are supposedly trying to call my worker today. Oh, please let them connect. Please let them see I won't quit and I won't give up. Please let them try something different. Do you know how hard it is to get two SW's on the phone? I am willing to fully commit to her attachment and walk with her. Forever.

I really want her to hurry up and come home before the RTC does anymore damage (not intentionally). RAD kids don't fair well in RTC's at all. For many reasons but the main one is that they are usually based on the level system and RAD kids could care less about level systems. 6 y/o ....she has a chance to get better and she can't do it in an RTC. The worker wants her to "graduate" from the RTC but IMHO that just means she's getting sicker by the day instead of attempting to get real help.

I'm begging here.....and counting on a miracle.

Sorry I'm so scattered. I can hardly type I'm so excited, nervous, anxious, nauseous. I can do this. I know I can. I may have to open a sparkling grape juice bottle tonight. (By that I really mean sparkling grape juice...I love the stuff.) It might be a whole bottle night.

23 comments:

Jo said...

My prayers are enroute to heaven.

Kristina P. said...

I am thinking of you today!

Jillene said...

Prayers coming your way!! I hope that it all works out Lisa!!

Tudu said...

I am so excited for you. I will keep thinking positive thoughts!!!!

Torina said...

I got all sappy and started tearing up when I read this post. What are you DOING to me woman?

I am ahoping and a thinking it all into awhirl for you.

I hope you let me know if you hear anything :) will be sitting here crossing my fingers for you...so hard to type that way...

Kelly said...

Lisa, I am praying for you right now!

May you have peace while you wait, patience dealing with the SW and may God's power bring you together in lightening fast speed!

Dinah said...

Sorry, I'm naive, what's RTC? I'm figuring a group home type thing?

Prayers, thoughts and positive wishes coming your way! We need more mammas like you to take care of and heal some of these kiddos.

Sheri said...

Lots of prayers on your way. You could do so well!

Anne said...

Wow! I have my fingers and toes crossed for you! Take it easy on that Sparkling grape juice, you wild woman:)

Tricia said...

fingers crossed, talked to Jesus and I will continue to pray for you and this little girl!

Dinah said...

;) Thanks lisa!
I should have figured that out! DUH

Paula Perry said...

my prayers and thoughts are with you and this little girl. i can understand that you must be feeling so worried about her. know that we are all praying for her and you. take care and try really hard to get some sleep! for your sake and hers

Tracey said...

Praying hard, fingers and toes crossed, sending all sorts of positive energy your way. If it's right it will happen. Just keep the faith. And take it easy on the grape juice! ;-)

Maury said...

I get so heavy hearted when I think of all the kids out there that need homes!! But, I am also SO happy that there are people like you out there that aren't scared to take in a child with RAD, and you have the knowledge to truly help her! I am going to be pray, pray, praying that you will get a chance to save this child!

Ashley said...

Crossing fingers and turning the rest over to the universe, Miss Lisa

marythemom said...

Hugs and prayers!!!!

Mary in TX

Linda B. said...

Prayers are being sent, and have my fingers, toes and eyes crossed for you too! Waiting is so hard to do. I need to ask why RAD kids don't do well with the level system? DQ doesn't do well with that at all. Thanks

Muppet Soul said...

You are an amazing woman. It astounds me.

The fact that you're only contemplating grape juice proves it, lol.

And as such, I fully believe amazing things will happen for you with or without my crossed fingers.

But just in case, my dear, my fingers & toes are crossed and I am furiously ( arms waving fanatically) sending my good vibes out to you.

Lee said...

Wishing and hoping you get some good news soon!

Alyssa's Mom said...

You amaze me!

Have faith that all will work out!

This little girl is lucky that she has you fighting for her. The powers that be will figure that out and you will be bringing her home sooner than you think!

As always, I will keep your family in my prayers.

motherissues said...

Oh, Lisa, you deserve all that sparkling grape juice! I hope this is your chance to be an awesome mom to TWO.

Hannah_Rae said...

What is a six year old doing in an RTC??? I worked in one for a number of years, and our littlest ones were 8, and they were sooo young.

Lord, I just ask that your will be done in this little girl's life, Lord. That you would help Lisa's caseworker connect with the right people to get this precious girl in the loving home she needs. Thank you, Father.

Ooh, and I LOVE sparkling grape juice too!!! I buy a bottle and laugh when people pull up to me on the road and stare as I tip it back. :)

matryoshka said...

Sparkly juice is good...I have a bottle just waiting for an occasion to open!!

Lots of prayers from here in my corner of the universe too.......I hope you have good news soon!