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From Foster Home To Christian:Meet Ashley

Hey y’all! How was your Christmas? I hope everyone had a good one. If you were missing someone, I prayed for you and hope you made it through.
This Christmas was different for me because I had a child come home from college and the anticipation sent me all over the house, cleaning. If you want to know what that is like, if you have kids, remember when you were pregnant and you wanted the house to look perfect for the baby, even though it would not know one way or another? It’s pretty much the same thing.
She called, several weeks ago, asking if she could bring a friend home for Christmas. We said, “Sure”, but I had no idea what was in store for me.
A week before they came, the mother called me-or I should say the family she is staying with. Her name is Ashley, and she is over 18, so she cannot be in Foster Care. In fact, Ashley told me that when you are in a foster home, they kick you out on your 18th birthday. She lived in several foster homes and was living with her grandmother when a family at church asked if Ashley could live with them before her grandmother could kick her out.
The mother of this family told me that Ashley was abandoned by her mother at the age of three. She came from a large family and her mother could not take care of all them. Out of the whole family, Ashley is the only one who is still faithful to the Lord.
The mother also assured me that Ashley was really sweet and would do anything I asked her to. I found out that was true because she cleaned up after dinner, last night.
I had no idea what to expect when she came-maybe a shy little girl who is afraid and unsure of herself but oh no!
She hugged me when she first met me and said it was an honor to meet me. No one has ever said that to me before-maybe to the queen but not to me.
She has been all smiles and laughs a lot. You wouldn’t think she comes from such a bad background. She has been enthusiastic about everything we took her to do and has even called me “mom”. 🙂
She was excited to come home with Steph partly because she has never seen snow and got to see it yesterday. Yay!!

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To be continued…

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Nibbles And Layla Come Home

Hey, y’all! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Now it’s time to get ready for Christmas. Woo hoo!
I’ve had this idea in my head for an ongoing story and I keep getting ideas about our guinea pigs, so I thought I would write them down. You’ll also notice I have a new category for these stories so you can find them easily. I was sort of inspired by Jane’s (one of my subscribers) stories about Pen and Paper. If you haven’t read them, you should, if you want to find out what that pen and piece of paper say when you’re not around. So here it is, the first story from Ongoing Piggies. Tell me what you think.

Father: (whispering to the mother) Come here. I want to show you the guinea pigs I got for Anna for Christmas. It’s two girls, about three months old.

Mother: This ought to be different than the mice. I don’t think I’ve seen a guinea pig up close.

Nibbles: Who’s that?

Layla: I don’t know. Maybe it’s someone else in the family.

(Father opens the box and mother peeks in.)

Layla: Oh good, it’s a girl!

Mother: Oh, they’re so cute! (Reaches down and pets them.)

Nibbles: How big is this family?

Layla: We’ve only seen one person, so far. We haven’t seen a mom. She must be the mom.

Mother: They’re so soft! The black one’s fur is shiny and silky.

Nibbles: (smiles) She’s pretty, just like the little girl.

Father: Do you think Anna will like them?

Mother: Oh, yeah. They’re so cute and they seem really sweet.

Father: Do you want to hold one?

Mother: Um, I guess.

Father: (picks up Nibbles and puts in her arms)

Nibbles: I’ll have her wrapped around my finger in no time.

Layla: (rolls her eyes) You and your charm.

Nibbles: (grins at her) It works on you, doesn’t it?

Mother: (gives Nibbles back to the father, who returns to the box). Ooh, I can’t wait for Anna to see them!

Layla: Just wait ’till they find out you’re not a girl.

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