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:
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!