Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Better Days




I have a sister, she has four children ranging from age 1 to 9.  In these pictures is her oldest," Z", who I have a very strong bond with.   These pictures were taken this summer when she came for a visit.  Before I had Maggie, Z and I would spend A LOT of time together.  My sister worked then so I generally babysat her at least one day a week.  Before we moved to Pittsburgh (almost 5 years ago) we were guaranteed to see her and her little sister about once a week at least.  Since then my sister has had two little boys, and we've added Fionn and Cate to the mix...so when we all get together it gets loud, but the kids love to play together.  
My sister has lived with one or both of my parents for the last two years at least.  It's not been a good situation and now it's gotten worse for them.  There was an incident that I will not discuss last Friday and they had to leave.  They have been staying with a "friend", but they need prayers.  
My sister doesn't have a vehicle OR a drivers license OR a job.  No, I'm not kidding.  I'm sure she won't be happy with me posting this, but please pray.  My nieces have been pulled out of school with no real plans for where they are going next, only talk of cyber school.  
They are two hours away from us and now my sister isn't speaking to me because I tried to tell her what the "real" world is like...
I want the world for my nieces and nephews, and my sister...but right now I'm afraid they don't see that.  I don't know how to help, what direction to point them in, or where to send them for help.  If you have a few minutes please pray for them.  
All I want is for them to have a home, a safe place to land at the end of the day.  Hot food and a table to sit at.  Clean sheets on their own beds.  Simple things that most people in the world take for granted.  
 Pray for my sister to find the wisdom to ask for help, and for the right people to hear her plea. 

3 wonderful people say::

Aunt She said...

Love the pictures. You are a good sister. Am praying for all of you. Love you all.

Just Me said...

Praying for you and all of them.
(hugs)
Amanda

Burgh Baby said...

UGH. What a complicated and ugly situation. I hope it all works out.