Sunday, July 13, 2008

Really how blessed are we?



Life is good!


I feel this is what I should be doing with my life! I look into Lil Miss eyes and wonder what her life will hold... She really has left such an imprint on my heart already! Her smile melts me! I so wish you could see it! Lil Miss has cut a tooth while with us! And we are teaching her to give kisses!

I have had so many already ask me how am I going to give her back? Yes IT WILL be hard! I am sure there will be tears and a little part of my heart will be missing.... How can you not fall in love with this child how can you put a child in harms way?

There have been a few moments where I thought !!!HAVE I DONE!!!! the right thing? But I see the kids shower love on Lil Miss and I know that we are!

I don't know how long Lil Miss will be with us... Yes she is our 1st foster child and there will be more and more little bits of my heart will go with them!

Lil Miss may leave and more than likely she wont remember us.... I think that is the hardest part.... But we are blessed to be able to care for her!

11 comments:

Maggie said...

That picture of your hands is precious. You're right, she probably won't remember you. But the care you're giving her is helping her in so many ways -- you're modeling proper attachment, you're teaching her that people will respond to her needs, you're showing her the wonders of comfort. These are all lessons that she'll take with her. Those will never be forgotten.

Janine said...

My sentiments exactly. Giving them back or passing them on is hard, and no way around it. People ask if it gets easier - only in that you learn through the experience that you recover, the heartache does diminish and life goes on. So hard when they come as babies and go as little people a couple of years later. How do you keep doing it? You do it for them.

MMrussianadoption said...

very nice post

Are You Serious! said...

♡ I think it's wonderful what you guys are doing. Even knowing that it'll be hard when she has to go!

Paula said...

I think you have a really good attitude about fostering. You will miss her, but that is not your focus.

Sig said...

So precious. Andy ou are so needed in this world. God bless.

redmaryjanes said...

Chelley,

Start a scrapbook and make a page or two for each of your foster children. They may not remember you, but that doesn't mean that their time with you won't leave a lasting imprint on their hearts and lives. With your scrapbook, you will always be able to remember them vividly.

Andrea said...

Wonderful picture, and YES you are doing the right thing. In order for children to understand UNCONDITIONAL LOVE they have to feel it AND see it. Even if she does not remember your face, she will remember your heart.
Your bio children will understand that too.

xoxo

A

cheepette8 said...

So sweet. I love the picture. You are definetly doing the right thing.

living4him5 said...

What a precious photo. Your family is making such an impact on this little precious soul. I know it's going to be hard to let her go. We're praying for you in Illinois...

Blessings,
Amy

Christine said...

Love the pic. You will touch these children's lives, believe me. You will make a difference.