Something happened today that made a whole lot of stuff worth while. I was so shocked when it happened my stomach did flip flops. And honestly I am still kind of processing that it happened.
If you have followed our foster care story (check out Love Wins and Grace Begets Grace for the back story), you know that the biggest challenge so far has been my relationship with our baby’s mom. To sum it up in a few words: I have a hard time showing her love instead of judgment (that might be the most succinct I have ever been).
But today. TODAY. Today I got this note.
I cannot tell you what this meant to me. Even looking at it now, I well up with tears. To go from a place of picking apart every move I make to this statement is monumental to me. Monumental to our whole family.
There is a whole lot of stuff about the foster care system that is not in the best interest of the child (despite the fact it promises to be). There is very very little about the foster care system that looks out for the best interest of the foster families.
But working together to parent this beautiful little girl is absolutely in the best interest of us all.
Thank you so much for listening and supporting us through this journey. I love that I feel like we have a community of cheerleaders have our backs. Seriously. It means the world.