Monday, September 10, 2012

10 on 10 & an update

Finding the beauty in the ordinary moments.

We started this day with three children in our home
and unexpectedly ended with only one.

This was our day:

14 month old toes-

Playing in the tent-

It's a festival of snot around here.
I hate allergies!

I found him like this:

My view=
baby foot and my little barnacle.

There's a couple hours missing here.
I had to take the 2 littles to the doctor.
It's one of the many foster care rules.
We waited FOREVER.
If there was a photo here, it would be of my blood boiling.

But then I came home to this on my porch:
Clothes for the 3 month old!
My friends are awesome.

Caught Jack in a yawn-

Wishing I could sit outside and read-

After nap, I surprised Alice with a special treat-
She sat in the stroller for almost 2 hours at the doctor's office today.
(I didn't want her to touch anything. Yucky sick germs. Nasty.)
She was incredibly patient.

Then, at around 3:00, I received a call.
The judge decided the two littles should return home.
I won't go into all the reasons I think this was a poor choice right now.
I took the cutest picture of the two of them.
I wish I could share it here.
(Our little baby room has framed photos of all the littles we've cared for.
We're at 6 now.)
Then, I got their things packed up and we said goodbye.
This evening we took Alice out for a special dinner and treat.
We decided to celebrate children returning home with her.
We high-fived to taking good care of our friends.
Our little girl, not even 2 1/2 years old yet, gets it.
We are so proud of her.

So, that was our long, long, draining day.
Thankful His mercies are new each day!

And, though I miss the little ones, we're SO looking forward to sleeping all night tonight.
Resting up in preparation for our next placement!

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Kiki said...

Your photos are so lovely! Even though your day had an unexpected turn, I'm glad you got to capture all of it. You have such a great heart to be a foster parent. :)

mmcgre01 said...

Wow - this chronical of your day is amazing, and kudos to you for being such caring foster parents. You're amazing.

Mandy said...

this made me cry. so, so cool. i wanna come see the framed pic of all the ones you've been "momma" to. i love what you are doing so much, it makes my heart hurt.

Shannon and Paul said...

What Mandy said. You & Ben & Alice are rock stars for the cyclone of emotion and hard work you face with each little one.

Kelly said...

Does it break your heart every time you have to give the littles back? I don't think I would be able to handle it! You are one brave mama!

Blomgrens said...

I am so thankful for your heart for these kiddos. It must be hard to say goodbye's but keeping it light with Alice and teaching her so much in the midst of it all is so cool. I admire you, once again!