It can be extremely difficult to find anything to be thankful for in foster care and I am ever so aware of that fact today.
Last night, we accepted the placement of a 2-yr-old little boy.
Removal from your home is traumatic enough, but the circumstances surrounding his removal only added to that trauma. Add to that the fact that happened 2 days before Thanksgiving. On top of that, he was removed the day before his 3rd birthday.
My heart broke into a millions pieces last night as I held this scared little guy. He could not calm down until I handed him over to hubby who gently held him and helped calm some of his fears.
Once he began to feel a little more comfortable, we were able to get him to smile and laugh. We now know he loves being read to (makes this momma happy) and he has an awesome laugh.
He finally fell asleep and after several hours of sleep, he woke up a much happier boy.
We will celebrate his birthday today and prepare for Thanksgiving tomorrow. We don’t know how long he will be staying with us, but as with all the kids who come into our care, we’ll help him feel safe, secure and loved.