Also, this last year we had some HUGE unexpected changes. Back in July we rescued a friend from a bad situation. She had three children as well. While at the shelter, DCS decided it was best to remove the kids and place them in foster homes. I cried and cried as I felt responsible being I removed them from their home. However, they were living in a bad situation with abuse so it wasn't a bad decision at all. I saw the kids were very much out of their mother's control and running all over her. She wasn't used to taking care of the kids without the father around. Also, they were used to being managed with an iron fist. Take that away and the kids just went wild. I agreed with DCS to take the oldest son but not the other two. I didn't think I could manage the small girl's behavior from what I saw. Well, it's been 3 months and I found out two months ago that the girl was doing AMAZING in foster care and was very calm and happy. I became friends with the foster mom and we started to share days with her. (I named them Michael and Grace since I can't say real names.) I started have a feeling in my gut that something was going on and we HAD to take grace. You would never believe it. I called the DCS worker and told her we changed our mind and are willing to take in Grace. The worker told me that if I hadn't of called that day, she was about to be taken to a relatives house. A relative of the abuser and this person does NOT have a good relationship with Grace. So, even though Grace was in an amazing foster home, family has preference and she would have transferred. Because I have her sibling, I get top preference. Well, she was placed in my home yesterday permanently until mommy gets them back. :D That was totally God putting her on my heart and brother is relieved.
On top of all this, I had a baby! Ha ha. I forget that physically and mentally 2015 was a humongous adjustment. I didn't gain one kids last year, I gained three! On top of that, people moving in and out of our house. I'm starting this year off with prayer and fasting because I'm believing for it to be an amazing, peaceful year.