Friday, August 14, 2009

Good morning Boise, Reno, San Diego

Today David and I fly out for a very dear cousins wedding. An extended weekend celebrating the union of man and wife with loved friends and family. I really can't think of a better way to spend the next few days as we wait the verdict of committee on the adoptive children. I have to tell you a very moving story as we wait to board this plane. I had a chance to talk to the foster mother of these two children a few nights ago. The woman is single and in her late fifties. She started foster care when she heard about these two siblings who needed to be reunited. Two years ago she took in these little ones and spends her energy at the pool and riding bikes with these kiddos. When I asked her how she felt about the adoption process, she said it was going to be very hard on her. She said If she was thinking about herself it would be easy, she would adopt them. Putting the children before herself she wants two parents for them and knows that her own age would in time hinder her from caring for them. Even though so much of this process has been about us and now how we have to be careful about our emotions as time gets near. It really hit me how many more people are really invested in these kids. No matter who gets to parent them, recognizing all the people along the way that have helped these little ones is so important .

Later: we are here in San Diego now. Beautiful weather. When I get a chance I'll have to post.a few pictures of David entertaining his cousins kids while we waited 2 hours to rent a car.

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