Being foster parents has had so many ups and downs for us.
When I wrote this first sentence, it didn’t look right to me…yes, we are foster parents, but I forget that sometimes, just feeling like a parent raising four kids, packing lunches, doing homework, kissing the boo-boos away, and loving each of our kids as much as any parent could. What I forget is that these precious boys may not be in our lives forever and we are here to support them in whatever happens next.
It breaks my heart to see what a lot of kids have to go through. The boys have been in our lives for over a year now and I can’t imagine life without them. We had some tough times initially and once we learned more about each others personalities, strengths and weaknesses, we were better able to communicate more effectively and love each other completely. We are heading into another difficult time as we await word if they will be in our lives forever, or if our days with them are numbered. I treasure each second I get and I am so thankful they were put into our lives.
Here is my fortune today. Let’s hope the same applies to the boys and that their difficulties are fewer and farther between from here on in!