Friday, December 10, 2010
This has been a VERY hard part of our foster journey. Last year, out of no where, Sabrina had her first overnight visit with her mom for Christmas as well. When we went to the Christmas party for our agency I heard story after story from foster parent (relative placements as well) of kids being sent home for Christmas out of no where and everyone seemed very heart broken over it. I know I was. It is also hard because they don't seem to be checking the houses or anything, they just figure it will be ok. It was very hard to be blind sided with that last year. It almost ruined my Christmas.
Since then I had told God it was not ok if that happened again. Unfortunately, it appears His plan is not to spare us from that BUT He has given us something that manages to be much better. We should have Joseph for our first overnight visit with him for Christmas Eve AND Christmas Day. Because of what WE have been through I did make sure that this was not going to bum out his foster mom for her holiday. I told her if they would like him to stay there we understood, but she wants him to be with his family. So, we will see what happens, but I think that Lizzy will be with her family for Christmas and the plan is for Joseph to be with HIS new EXCITED family this year.
Please pray that Lizzy's Judge does not loose her mind and grant her legal dad unsupervised time during the holidays, I am worried when Lizzy's mom's lawyer brings up her getting her that dad's lawyer will pipe up and ask for the same thing and some how this will all back fire on Lizzy.