I watch them and I can hardly believe it’s been so long. Tall, lean, voices deepening. Soon they’ll both be taller than me.
Hard conversations are coming, with two big sisters having babies this year, and ‘where did I come from’ questions coming up off and on lately. We can’t imagine life without these boys. If we hadn’t adopted them, we’d be done.
But 12 1/2 years ago we decided to take a chance on foster adoption. On a baby with some unknown special needs.
Oh my heart.
To love someone so much that it hurts when you think about it. I can’t imagine life without them. Soon to be bigger than me, bigger than their big brother, bigger than their Dad. They both got “tall genes”, where we could never have given them such.
And the questions, soon to be so important to them and yet while we will answer we will also hurt. For the answers. The truth. Foster adoption isn’t like traditional adoption. There was a big hurt that brought them to us. How will they understand?
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