Thursday, December 9, 2010

Saying Goodbye


Its one of the first words we teach our little ones. They wave their chubby hands and say bye,bye.

On Saturday my husband and I will be saying goodbye to our "Toddler L". He has graced our home with giggles over the last 18 months.
I'll never forget the first moment I saw his full head of curly hair and big eyes and he came into the house being held by the social worker. He was 7 months old.

He was failure-to-thrive and yet became fully thriving within weeks.
We taught him to walk, and talk, and use a cup. We taught him to pray and hug and say sorry.
I hope he takes a small bit of us with him, as he will leave a big bit of himself in our hearts!


  1. thats soo sweet rachel n jacob..he will be taking a big part of you two with"ll taught him alot and he willl always remember you two..,<3

  2. What a sweet post, Rachel. I remember him at that stage too since he is about the age of Jonathan. He changed so quickly. You did an amazing job with him. I will be praying for you guys tomorrow. Cry when you need to. And don't forget Psalm 61:2, "From the end of the earth will I cry unto you. When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the Rock that is higher than I."

  3. I agree, very sweet post. We love baby L too and I am so thankful that GOd placed him in your loving home. You have been the rock that he needed and loved him so well. I know you continue to love him. And I sure you will forever be in his heart.

  4. precious! What a wonderful gift you give to these sweet children!

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  6. When our hearts break for a child in foster care, we have done what God has called us to do. May God continue to call you and Jake to make a positive difference in the lives of many children who need you! Be blessed, Ms. Unique C.