Foster care is a no-win situation. It just is. Face it- the very DNA of foster care includes loss, grief, despair and a host of other emotions that we don’t like to think about.
E’s hearing today went as well as could be expected. The judge put off the TPR until July, but scheduled it none-the-less. For the foster parent of an abused or neglected child, I guess that should be a victory, but I am always so broken by the thought of any mother losing the right to see her child grow and blossom. The finality of it is so hard for me to assimilate.
That said, I am so thankful that tonight and until July, I am the mother of a precious 17 month old son who has no idea that there are folks arguing over the course of his life. And for that I am so grateful.
Thanks to everyone who prayed for us today. I definitely felt the prayers and have been so blessed by your calls and emails!