I can’t remember if I mentioned this before, but two hours after we got the call that our foster license was approved, we got the call for our first placement.
On Tuesday, I got a call from our caseworker that “in two hours” someone would be at our house to pick them up.
It’s amazing how two hours can change everything.
We spent a month with our twins and they were incredible. I’m amazed at how much they grew and changed in those few short weeks. We saw their personalities absolutely come alive. They both started walking. They were “talking.” They had favorite games that they liked to play.
We were prepared to have these two for months, if not longer. We were told that it would be a long time before anything happened in their case. But I supposed that’s how the system works. It’s like a revolving door and unfortunately, kids in the system just get pushed through and sometimes have no voice.
Please don’t misunderstand – I’m very appreciative of the system we have in place to care for children who need temporary (or permanent) care. I just think it’s a little flawed. But what system isn’t?
Now it’s our job to prepare for another placement and love that one all we can. It’s not easy. At all. But worth it? Absolutely.
If you think of us, say a little prayer? For Cody and I but mostly for the twins who just had their lives uprooted, once again.