Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Favorite goodbye quote

I noticed I didn't leave a quote or Bible verse on my last post, and to be consistent I will do it now.

I thought it needed a goodbye quote and figured it would be pretty depressing finding one, but here it is:

"Don't cry because it's over.
Smile because it happened."

Dr. Seuss

I love this quote, although it isn't deep enough or meaningful enough for our situation, a quote never is. It simply is a thought that makes you think. . .

During this trial of our girls leaving our home to return home to their bio mom, I have tried to remember that for their family this is seen as a blessing. For D and J it may be a good thing if their mom steps up to the plate and becomes their parent. There is a part of a child who always wants their "real" mom. J loves us and cries to stay, but still wants to go to her "real" mom too. She wants us both. Sadly, Kids don't just need a mom, but need a parent (or two :-). It may turn into a disaster and we pray D and J will not be hurt.

Yes, we are hurting - bad. But do we wish we had never taken in little D and then her sister? Not on your life! It is worth it all to have them for a year of time and hopefully in our lives forever.

The risk of a child leaving is not a good enough reason for me not to love them. Only God knows how long we will have anyone in our lives. He gave us a time with our girls and I am thankful.

So when strangers and friends say they couldn't possibly do this and how can we handle this, and all the other comments we will get for months, I could go into a big lengthy discussion - and probably will at times. :-)

But for now I am happy to have found this quote. It is a simple thought and says a lot.


"Don't cry because it's over.
Smile because it happened."

Dr. Seuss

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Hard to post, so I'll post poetry

If you want to know what is going on you may be able to read it on Brooke or Brianna's blog. I just can't bring myself to write about what is going on. I do write bad poetry when I am depressed so I guess I'll post my latest.

Too Many Kisses

a few days is all that's left
that I can call you mine

then you'll go, and I'll be left
with memories of another time

so forgive me if I cry a little
and hold you for so long

these last few days are here
and I can do nothing but hold you dear

I can do nothing to make you stay
so forgive me if I give too many kisses today