Last week we were informed that the girls would be leaving us this week. It’s now Thursday night and they are still with us. We don’t want them to leave, so we’re happy things didn’t work out as we were told. However, today we were informed that they will be leaving Monday. Inspections and paperwork will be completed tomorrow and we will be given a pick up time for Monday.
We are very sad to see them go, but what makes this even more difficult is that we had plans to leave tomorrow for a trip to the beach and then to Illinois from there. Our summer visitors from Illinois have been here for the last couple of weeks and it’s time for them to return home, so plans had to change. Instead of traveling together as a family, hubby will be staying home to take care of our foster daughters while Lili, Naomi and I hit the road.
Not the best timing, but foster care changes happen and we had to be flexible for the sake of these little girls that were entrusted to us. If we were to all go to Illinois, they would have been put in respite care and then taken from respite and moved to grandma on Monday while we are gone. That would simply be cruel. They deserve to stay in the home they’ve known for the last three months until they move to be with their other siblings and grandmother.
So tonight will be the last night I spend with these precious little girls. They will forever have a piece of my heart and I send them off hoping that they know how much I love and care for them.