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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

2 AM

So at 2 AM I get a phone call from DCFS. I have to say for 2 AM the lady was pretty cheerful. They had an emergency placement of a 14 month old baby girl. Could we take her?

The crib in storage flashed in my head.

And then she goes, "Oh, I see you are full. I'm sorry my mistake!"

Somewhere in my memory bank I remember hearing that a call could come in at any time. And over the past two years we've only gotten a few calls. One for a boy shortly after Jelly Bean and MM moved in and I said no because of Gabby and LM being out there. And then a few messages that clearly the person didn't see we were full.

So after I hung up I laid there thinking about the potential for calls like this. Was this a reminder to me that there are other kids out there? And my mind wandered to what could have happened that this baby needed a placement in the middle of the night? Car accident? Police arrest? And what kind of sound decision could I make at 2 AM in the future?

I prayed for that little girl and woke up thinking about her. You know, because DCFS doesn't occupy enough of my time.

1 comment:

  1. Everything happens for a reason. Only time will tell why they messed up and called u although u are full. Keep ur head held high.

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