Sunday, January 4, 2009

One year ago our world got turned upside down..

My Sweet Ramon
Beautiful Shay

Darling girl Shay

Daniel our monkey boy!
Cheeky Dan
One year ago our 2 children moved on to another home.. We had fostered Dan since he was 3 months old and had had him for 5 1/2 years.. Then our sweet little Shay who was with us for a year was also placed in another foster home and since then we have not seen them. They will NEVER be forgotten and they are thought about daily. They continue to be in our Prayers and we will never give up hope that we WILL see them sometime in their future..
Also my baby sweet Ramon who lived with us for 3 plus years then went home to live with his Mom Ramona and came back most weekends and during vacation times was taken into a foster home after his mom "Momma Joey" died this past August. My heart still breaks for him as he always held a very special place in my heart and always will do..
Losing 3 "children" in one year is devastating and I wonder sometimes how on earth I can go on.. Thankfully the Gospel helps me to understand that no matter what trials we have to endure, God loves us and we will make it through the agonizing times despite thinking we can't go on anymore because it hurts so much..
Time is coming soon I believe for us to give up fostering and be happy with the fact that we have loved, cherished and helped so many of God's children.
May He watch over all my babies wherever they are...
2008 was our saddest year ever BUT 2009 is going to be one of our Happiest!


Meredith said...

my heart breaks for are good people to be able to do that. What cute kids they are too :) I hope you get to see them again as well

deb said...

We miss them too and think of them often! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Little Mathew, said... I miss Danial and I hope he is doing well.

Pam said...

I cannot believe the heartbreak your family had in 2008. I seriously was beginning to think you should change your name to Job. I can only imagine how much you must miss those kiddos. But even though they couldn't stay, your family still had a huge impact on those children and they will remember your wonderful examples, values and that they are loved. 2009 will bring happier times :)