The last 2 1/2 weeks have been rather a learning experience for our family. We had our first foster girl placed and we started our roller coaster ride. I have not even read any of my google reader blogs, emails etc. I really did forget about my pc.
Our placement was 11 yrs old soon to be 12, and difinitely new for me. I just dove right in and enjoyed most of it. I learned lots about clothes, hair, painting nails and more. I had to put my parenting skills to use 105% and it wasn’t always easy. I thought we were doing very good our little family, but we were wrong, oh so wrong.
She was having thoughts all along of hurting herself and she expressed that on Monday of this week and then to her therapist on Tuesday. Immediate action was taken to protect her from doing anything to herself once it was made known to us. When she realized where she was going she was totally rebellious for the first time since we had met her. She walked out the door while I was getting instructions on the phone. I quickly hung up the phone and called the police to help me find her, which they did after searching for 30 minutes. They returned to our home and drove her to where she needed to be.
I can’t explain how sad I felt for her, but at the same time glad she was in a safe place. I miss her every morning, but I am not sure if I will get to talk to her again. I have prayed for her now more than I have since she arrived at our home.
On Wednesday morning we were called to receive our 2nd placement which is a 7 yr old boy. We will meet him this coming Monday. I am praying for this lil guy already and for our family to help him and bless him no matter what amount of time he is here.