Over a week ago, we unexpectedly were asked to temporarily care for our foster baby girl’s brother. Long story short, he is now living with us. He is a sweet and adorable child that needs love, stability, and a positive environment (don’t we all). It is remarkable to watch our two foster children interact as siblings. They are so sweet with each other, and the bond is undeniable. Our hearts melt each time we seem them embrace each other. They cackle and make the cutest faces at one another.
Our new little guy came with hesitation, but not a mean bone in him. He would (and still does) show signs of sadness, loss, and pain, but he willingly lets me console him. Those hugs are amazing, the ones that are healing to him, and I can feel it. This is important work, and I don’t take it lightly. I study him and try to tap into where he is. He needs us. He needs his sister. He needs each of us.
Our own kids, Madelyn, Julian, Kalen, and Brayden, have been amazing. They have stepped up to this challenge with open arms and selflessness. I see in them compassion and love that I don’t know how I would have taught them if it were not for these two little ones that have come into our lives. I have tried to stay attuned to where Maddie, JJ, Kalen and Brady are emotionally. Our house is full, and I want to make sure they all feel loved, needed, and cared for.
We are taking it one day at a time here in the Morrison home. We are in the process of rearranging rooms and purging unneeded items. We don’t know how long our foster children will be with us, but we still have to ensure everyone is living comfortably and such. Our foster children’s court date is today, when a judge hears what’s going on. Scott is there right now getting the scoop and representing our family. We will slowly learn what direction this case is headed. For now, we love.