Bittersweet

I was not an English major, so if anyone knows of a word big enough, please tell me.  I am not sure if we have a phrase that can describe what it is like to listen to a mother on the phone, coming to accept that she may not get her children back.  A mother grateful that her children will stay together, but believing they would be better with her.  A mother, through her tears, saying that “she can see how much her kids love us.”

I assured her we love her kids and we love taking care of her kids.

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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 Bittersweet

  1. Melissa says:

    Oh wow. There is not a word big enough for that – resignation doesn’t begin to cover it. What you said sounds perfect – not much more you could say that would be helpful, I think. Big hugs to you both!

  2. wishinghopingpraying says:

    There can never be a word for such a thing. No single word can ever accurately describe the bizarre dance of grief,love,excitment and loss that building your family this way demands you keep time to.

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