Coming and Going

On May 9th, we received a call asking us to take in two little girls as a foster placement.

After almost 3 months in our home and lives, they will be leaving.  They will not be returning to mom and dad, but will go live with grandma.

I have a ton of mixed emotions about this move, many are selfish, but some are legitimate concerns.  Still, I have to hold on to the hope that all will work out well for these little ones and that we’ve been a positive influence in their young lives.

Sometime between Tuesday and Thursday, their case worker will come to pick them up and take them to grandma.  Until then, we will continue to love and care for them

We will miss them dearly and cherish the time we’ve had with them, then sadly, it won’t be long after that our agency calls us with another placement.  Once again we will be caring for children who need a safe and loving environment while their parents work on challenges in their own lives.

This is the life of foster families and foster children across America and as much as I wish there was no need for foster care, I’m happy we are able to be one of the thousands of homes for these children.

One thought on “Coming and Going

  1. I cannot imagine the myriad of emotions engulfing you all right now. I know YOU know that you, David and certainly Naomi and Lili have provided much needed love, touch and positive modeling that will forever be etched on their hearts. However, just knowing that does not ameliorate the pain and distress of separation. My heart goes out to you. I admire your courage, dedication and willingness to open your home, your hearts to those who need so much. Is there anything I can offer to support you all through this process? I will be sending positive thoughts to you, your family and to two lovely little girls who graced you with their love and acceptance. Namaste.

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