Thursday, June 2, 2011

Abrupt.

Well, that was crazy.

Obviously we have known for months that it looked like the girls would leave at some point. I didn't expect to only have 4 hours notice, that is for sure.

So, how do you love on two little girls enough in 4 hours to last them the rest of their life?

I don't know the answer to that, but I called my hubby as soon as I got the call and he came home and we also went and picked up my son from school and we went to McDonalds and the park to spend our last few hours with our girls.

We ran around the play ground, pushed them on swings, took pictures, swung with them on the swings, cuddled them and then took them to the agency.

It took everyone about a hour at the agency to get things together so we hung out while they did all that. Then we put them in the car and kissed them goodbye.

I'll go into other details later.

8 comments:

Kelli said...

awe, glad you were able to make the most of it. I'm sure those memories will last forever :)

mamamargie said...

You did such a good job transitioning the girls on such short notice. I don't know how you held yourself together.

Pipsylou said...

I'm not sure how to say it other than the obvious: this sucks.

Been thinking about you alot.

Cindy said...

I'm so sorry! It just makes me so frustrated when they don't give these kids time to transition. Our very first placement was similar to this, except we thought we were going to get to adopt this little boy. We thought they were going to start termination and instead some new evidence came up at court and the case was dismissed. We had about 4 hours too. Luckily, we had a very supportive caseworker and a mom who was also caught off guard by quick change of events, and we were able to work out a situation where I babysat full-time for a month so that there was some sort of a transition. It turned out all good in the end, but it was hard.

the johnson crew said...

praying for you. i am so sorry.

Endless Love ~ Amazing Grace said...

Thinking of you and your family.

Pipsylou said...

When baby man's older brother left our home it was just as abrupt...but he had only been in our home for THREE WEEKS, so it wasn't devastating.

I don't get it.

Penelope said...

So sorry! Saying goodbye is the worst!