Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Pleasant Surprises

May is National Foster Care Month..

Just in case you didn't know.

I don't talk a lot about foster care on here anymore.  My kids are all adopted now and we haven't had any new placements, so there's just not a lot to talk about.   We do still have 2 openings but I'm not sure if we'll ever get placements or if we will just end up closing our home down.   I've been burned by too many corrupt caseworkers but overall I do believe in foster care.  No matter how burned out I get, I can just see a child in need and be ready to do it again.

Currently in the US there are somewhere around 424,000 children in foster care.  That number is astounding.  Dang near half a million kids in care. 

Stop and think about it for a minute. 


And yes more than a bit sad that we live in a society where abusing our kids is more and more acceptable.

Ok I'm done with my soap box, let me step down....

This morning the doorbell rang prior to 9am.

I was in my nightgown (braless - ugh)  and just getting ready to toss my head under the faucet to wash my hair.   No make up.. Icky hair..  It wasn't pretty.

I contemplated ignoring the bell because no one wants to see me like this.. Alas, both boys were in the front window looking at birds & Fishing Pole is waving madly.

So I tossed my towel around my head to cover up the hair that was badly in need of a wash and answered like that.  UGH!.

Imagine my surprise shock dismay to find the foster parent worker at the door.  Now I'm quickly scanning my brain trying to figure out if I'd forgotten an appt or what?? 

Then she plastered a smile on and produced a box of cookies. 

Apparently they were going to all their foster homes in the region to deliver a box of cookies & card for Foster Parent Appreciation Day!   A first in our area.. Now I feel special even if I don't ever get any more placements.. lol.



  1. Oh, I love that! What a nice surprise.

  2. What a yummy surprise! You must add this post to our foster care blog hop!


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