Sunday, February 20, 2011

Busy, busy

Life has taken quite a turn for us.  A week ago my friend Rosie was in a serious car accident.  You may remember the story I shared last summer http://enjoyingthescenery.blogspot.com/2010/07/lifes-curves.html.  Rosie's husband Genie was in a serious motorcycle acccident July 4th weekend and is still in rehab and is not walking or talking.  His brain injuries were very severe.  With Rosies accident this past weekend, it threw us all into a spin. Seriously...what is going on?  Why did this have to happen to HER of all people. 

Long story short, we are taking care of 3 of her 4 children until she is ready to have them home again.  She is currently in rehab and will be there for probably a week or 2 or 3.  Then we will see how strong she is feeling and when she will be ready to have the children living with her again.  Her injuries included a shattered hip and a fractured pelvis along with other bumps and bruises.  She is not allowed to put any weight on her left leg for 12 weeks and could possible be facing more surgeries in the future.  The 7 month old baby has a broken leg and a fractured skull but the skull is healing on it's own.  Other friends are taking care of the baby.  Hannah, the oldest was also in the accident but wasn't hurt very badly. 

Please pray for Rosie's healing and for the childrens emotional state.  They are doing very well with us, but it is tough for their little minds to wrap around.  I quit my job to care for them and see that their needs are met.  I had been planning on quitting in March sometime anyway to prepare for foster care  and plans were already in place for my replacement so it was good timing.  I do plan to keep my auction job because I love it and the income is nice. Not to mention the free and cheap things I come home with!

I write a note daily on my facebook page on life with the Leid children and sometimes specific ways to pray for them.  We do have an account set up for needs for them and Brad and some other men will be overseeing her finances until she is ready to take over again.  It's been quite an adjustment for Brad and I to have 3 children with us, but we are loving it and are just glad we can help out.  Besides...it sure is good practice for foster care although this is alot more.  Rosie is a dear friend of mine and it's hard to be here for the children and not be able to be with her all the time like I would want to be.  I have been with her 2 days last week when she started rehab.  The children were fine at a cousins house.  I do realize that taking care of her children and giving them stability in this crisis is one way I can ease her mind and "be there" for her.

Pray for us with these changes that we could minister to the needs of these precious children...

Here is a link to an article that was written in our local paper. http://articles.lancasteronline.com/local/4/351877

The Leid Children.  This was after Elliot was released from Hershey and his caregiver brought him over to be with his siblings.  They were so glad to see him again.

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