So, no giveaway yet.. Still in process.
Here is one of the posts I have been putting off. It’s also one of the things I have been putting off.
We are closing our foster license.
And I will be honest. I am not ready to. But, our family filled up quickly and we have our hands full. It’s a logical decision… But, I don’t think you can really apply logic to foster care.
So, I am a little sad about it.
For the last few years the title “Foster Mom” has been the badge I’ve worn. Not only are we as a family stopping fostering, but I am going to have to figure out a new identity. And a chapter in our family’s story is ending.
I have so many feelings about it, but it’s hard to put them into words.
So, I think I’ll end this and come back later to possibly address it, or maybe just to avoid it for a bit longer…
I think you need to be honest that you and your family have done some wonderful things with fostering. If anything, you deserve a little time off. You do have a wonderful huisband and amazing kids and you’ve worked hard building your family. You deserve time to focus on what you’ve built. 🙂
That said, what about respite care if you get that fostering bug later? Anyone that is lucky enough to be touched by your love and friendship is blessed, in my opinion.