If you have only had 2 placements (siblings or not) that have stayed less than 6 months, then you are closer to your "forever children" every day. Whenever a child leaves, you know that he or she was not the one (or more) meant for you at this time. Maybe they will come back, maybe not. But know in your heart that you have done a good thing by providing a safe & loving home to children who needed your for as long as they needed you. Who knows how long the next one will stay, perhaps forever. Take one day at a time and allow yourself to love each and every child as if he or she were the last one. Let the workers do their jobs, and you continue to take your "job" seriously in nurturing and caring for those placed with you. God bless you & Merry Christmas!
at 4:37 PM on Dec. 22, 2010