Be Truly Thankful

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.



  1. As I read this tears came to my eyes as I realized just how Thankful I am for you and other families like yours help these scared and confused babies and that they are able to find love in your arms! Thank you for being such great people! I am so proud that I get to call you my friends! Have an awesome Thanksgiving Weeks Family! Love and miss you so much!

  2. You and your family are awesome. We have thought about fostering many times,but I don’t know if my heart could take it. Love you cuz. Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Our hearts are meant to love and be broken. We don’t like the broken part, but what we learn and how wonderfully we change and grow thru that brokenness is priceless. Every child deserves to have a safe place to fall when their little hearts have been broken. I think you would be wonderful at providing that safe place, but it has to be something you “want” to do.

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