The end of August we welcomed a cute 5 year old foster daughter (B) to our home. We've been licensed as foster parents for about a year, but just as it is in adoption you aren't waiting for just any match, your waiting for the "perfect" match.
It's been interesting to see how Sam has taken on the big sister role, and how they truly play like sisters, fighting one minute and playing the next. And learning the stark differences in parenting that occur between two vastly different, yet very similar kids.
I think the most interesting thing has been the peace that comes to my heart when I think of this cute little girl returning to her mom.When we got the phone call about Sam, I knew she was ours, and that she would be a part of my family forever. There have been other calls about kids joining our family that didn't pan out for one reason or another, one came with the peace that they are a part of our family, just not at this time, and a different peace came for others that those cuties weren't a part of the plan for our family, but a reminder that a loving Father in Heaven hasn't forgotten us.
When we got the call asking if we would take B into our family I had a peace that she is not ours forever, but that we all have a part to play in each others lives.
I don't know what the plan for our family looks like completely, but I do know that there are children that will be a part of our family forever, and some that will join for brief moments when we are needed in each others life.
For now I'll enjoy the craziness that comes with having two little girls.