Life Goes On

Our hearts are still missing our foster child.  She is in my thoughts all throughout the day.  We have gained a bit more information about her transition.  She is in a caring home with family friends that are very excited about having her there.  We are gradually letting go and are allowing ourselves the sadness that goes along with this type of process.  That sweet baby girl will always have a piece of our hearts.  I won’t lie and say that this (letting go) has been easy.  It hasn’t.  However, I can speak for all of the Morrison family and say we don’t regret a minute of time spent with that precious little girl.  She will always be a part of us.

We are open to having another foster child come into our lives.  We think we did well and see this opportunity as something we shouldn’t pass up.  We love family life and we think we can provide a safe and loving home to a little one in need of love and care.

Our life continues on.  Our school kids are doing very well transitioning into their new school.  Packing lunches and being out the door by 8 am is becoming normal.  As Brayden and I greet them each afternoon, they are oozing with stories and information from their day.  The excitement is still high.

Brayden and I have been enjoying our time together during the day.  Here is an example of what we have been distracting ourselves with.  We read the book Where the Wild Things Are each day last week and did activities each day that had to do with the story and the illustrations.  Sendak’s illustrations are so fun and worthy of discussion.  Brayden has missed his siblings, but has done well with all the changes in his life.  He and I both needed to dive into some activities last week to distract our hearts from those we missed.

We are still taking advantage of the joys of summertime.  The pool has been a nice outlet for us.

Our garden is growing.  Scott did some much-needed weeding the other night.  We are harvesting okra, peppers, basil, cucumbers, zucchini and a few tomatoes.  With all the changes in our life, we neglected our garden for a bit.  It has held on and is still green and growing, we are thankful for that.

So, that’s a little update.  We are all doing alright.  We just have to take life one day at a time, be grateful and pray for peace and lightheartedness.

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2 thoughts on “Life Goes On

  1. Kim Freeman says:

    Thank you for sharing your experience. I am so thankful you are healing and moving forward. I do appreciate your insight. Fostering is something we have tossed around, but never considered really seriously. You guys walking before us is helping me to learn what it would really be like. I know that is not your intent, but its a way God is using it. I heard of a couple who only fostered kids for the short time between their hospital stay and their adoption. This small time is what they saw as their ministry. No matter how long or short the time you get with each child you are caring for them helping them. Their lives and yours are blessed by your sacrifice to care for them and to let them go.

  2. matt vaughn says:

    Anna,
    I don’t know any other way to contact Scott. But I’m putting on a “celebrity” (read old man/woman) soccer game as a fundraiser this saturday at 2:30pm in Greensboro. I’m trying to get in touch with everyone I know who plays soccer. If you think he’d be interested/available to play please pass this on to him. thanks, matt v

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