Big Questions

As I may have mentioned once or twice, we tend to overanalyze things in this house. Five whole minutes debating which diaper bag to bring to church.

(Side note:  After a whole 8 weeks of foster parenting, my first foster parent tip for you:   Have TWO diaper bags.  We have our diaper bag stocked with all our goodies (and cloth diapering supplies) for our family trips.  And a separate diaper bag just for visits with mom. Those special socks she sent, an outfit she likes, plastic bottles (we use glass at home), and a spare pacifier. This has saved so much last minute panic of, “Where’s his favorite pacifier!?!” And we don’t worry about “our favorite ___ ” getting lost.)

I have so many questions I would love to ask her, and probably never will. Mostly, I want to know what her time was like in foster care. How many homes was she in? Was she in loving homes? What does she think of her mother? I want to know her hopes and dreams for Pumpkin, Zucchini, & Carrot, and how we can support her.

Croi wants to know if anyone told her she was special & loved. (yup, I married a great one) And wants her to know that we tell Pumpkin how special and loved he is.

After church I asked her if there was anything she wanted to ask us. We’ve spent hours wondering what she thinks of Pumpkin having two foster moms, if she has pieced that together, about us being white….

After a minute, she said, “How does he sleep at night?”

I hope if there is anything else she wants to ask, she will feel more comfortable as time goes on.

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About EratMama

30 something midwestern gal, married to another 30 something midwestern gal, conquering depression, rockin' foster parent.
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2 Responses to Big Questions

  1. Monica says:

    How can she not be? Y’all seem like the kind of warm, open and honest families that make a difference. A real difference. And not just in the lives of the children, but by impacting the entire family. It’s not always this natural. In fact, I’d say rarely so, but you’re doing so well with the lot you’ve got. You should be proud of yourselves. Keep up the good work. Much love to y’all.

  2. seattlegirl says:

    I’m late to catch up on all your updates, but wanted to say that you two are doing an awesome job! It sounds like your Christmas was special and full of memories, best of luck in the new year!

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