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.


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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