So things have been really hectic at the Hunt household. Jim, Phillip and Selah all had a tummy virus last week. That equaled a lot of laundry for Mommy. It also subtracted a lot of sleep. Jim started his new job at the Lumpkin county jail. What a blessing to have a job! Funny thing is, he started it one day after the judge handed down the decision we'd been waiting on regarding Tripp these last few months. It's a long story that I'll go into with anyone who wants to hear it, but the short version is today I took Tripp to spend the next month or so in a group home. This is to give both him and us a break to cool down and await the decisions of Eagle Ranch and Eckerd Youth Alternatives regarding his admission. This is a blessing, but it is a bittersweet one. Leaving a child somewhere they don't necessarily feel comfortable is not something I'd wish on any parent. But this was a long time coming, and I think Tripp knows that.
During the long period of Jim's unemployment we have received a tremendous amount of support from our church family. God has been so gracious to us. We have been unemployed since December, but praise the Lord we still have a home over our head, two cars with gas in the tanks and food in the fridge.
Just in the last few days our Pastor and his wife have gone above and beyond the call of duty, helping me get Tripp settled in his new location and dealing with the little Hunts here on the home front. Ms. Delores also came to lend a willing hand with Phillip and Selah. I can't even begin to express how thankful I am that I didn't have to worry about the little guys and could focus on Tripp completely.
On a side note. I want to tell Melissa and Sarah that we are really sorry they got our tummy bug. We are so glad they are such super neighbors!
Please keep Tripp in your prayers. We are praying that God might open the door at Eagle Ranch. But that is what we want, and He might have other plans. Most of all pray for Tripp's heart and healing.
We love you all.
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