Monday, June 20, 2016

It has been twenty days since the little booger moved in and we couldn't be more smitten.  This is a problem.  One we can manage but a problem none the less.  Originally when I was approached about taking him through foster care it was a pretty much for sure thing that he would be staying.  I assumed....and you know the saying about assuming.....that would mean no visits with family.  BIG WRONG.  Every Sunday with parents and every other Saturday with another family member.  The good news is everybody loves him.  The not so good news is our lives revolve around when and where the boy is.  Our plans are secondary to what is determined by the extra adults that come with a new little person.

What I know for now is that his Royal Sweetness will be with us until December at the minimum when his future with his family will be decided.  I had forgotten how difficult this road can be when your own goal is always permanence.  Times have changed in my family as well as there are more emotions to consider when entering foster world.  I can feel the heartbreak of loss but understand our hopefully positive role in a little person's life for however long we have them but that is not so easy for the kids especially kids with processing issues.  The visits help though with keeping it forefront and centre that there is another family out there that loves this little boy as much as we do.  Reiterating that to the kids and that we will love him as hard as we can for as long as we can.