I have a new foster child. I wasn't going to take anymore but I had a feeling I was supposed to take this boy. He is 6 years old and adorable. His parents claimed he is out of control, and runs away and has AD/HD. Well, I really prayed about taking him and I lost ALOT of sleep over it but I kept getting the feeling I should. I have prayed many times about being a foster mom and the answer I keep getting is that this is my purpose and mission on earth to be a mom to these children who have no one to love them.
Anyway, He is thriving. I got permission from the doc. to take him off his meds because I had a feeling he didn't really need them. He has done great for a whole week without them. I think he is just very suppressed by a mother who won't get up off the couch to do anything; orders him around and when he gets tired of it, he gets in trouble for not obeying and then he runs off. In the week I have had him, he has never thrown a tantrum, run off, talked back or been disobedient.
I praise him constantly and tell him how wonderful he is and how smart and all that good stuff. He just soaks it up. It also helps me to be a better mom to my own kids. It helps me be aware of how I am with my own four and how loving and praising I am being to them. It has been good all the way around.
There are so many children in just my area who need homes. I try not to get irritated or judgemental of others but my situation is not unique. i am not super wealthy. I don't do this for money, but that helps. I can think of ALOT of families in my ward who could help these kids and won't or don't. Do you know what the number 1 excuse I hear is? "I'm afraid I would get too attached and not want to give them back. It would be too hard." Pathetic! That is what these children need! Parents who love them like their own! Well, I'll get off my soap box now and go do my hundreth load of laundry. All the kids are sick and throwing up. I have lots of sheets to clean! But this is what I do best I guess! See you all later!