Wednesday, August 11, 2010

gone baby gone...

    I just got back from dropping sweet pea off with her Nana..I am sad, this feeling of loss rings an eerie resemblance as it did a year ago.. not quite as intense, but there none the less.Once again I am picking up baby stuff and packing away laundry and toys wondering if they will be used again soon.. I know we will get another placement, maybe a baby, maybe a toddler? hopefully its soon and one long term if not up for adoption.. Cayden loves with all of his heart, he was devestated when we told him she was leaving.. and for a second I thought "this is too much" but what in life isn't hard? Unfortunately we all very well aware the life in general is not meant to be easy. Our entire purpose of doing this was to help the ones who need it the most and she was in desperate need, and we helped! How wonderful is that?!
   We did talk to Cayden, about if something happened that we would rather go to one of his grandmas than a stranger. We told him that grandma's are a close second to moms and dads as far as the amount of love they have. He agreed and was given peace about it. He insisted that we give her Nana our info though, so we could babysit :)
    While we will miss her terribly, I know she is in very good hands with her Nana and Papa. I met them when I dropped her off today and instantly felt assurance. The obviously love her and will take very good care of her. They will provide the love and care she needs and take her to her appointments.  I did give her our numbers and email and practically begged for her to let us know if she needs any help or if they need a break, and explained how we love this baby so much already and would feel beyond blessed to have some contact with her in the future.. Please continue to pray for this sweet baby as she is healing physically and emotionally. Also please pray for our family to keep our hearts open and be willing to help the next like we've helped and loved lil sweet pea.. xoxo

8 comments:

Lisa said...

I've been thinking about you all a lot this weekend and the past few days! So sad for you that Sweet Pea had to go! May God continue to use you to fulfill His plans...and praying those plans include a baby to keep! :)

Lisette said...

Oh I am so sorry Sweet Pea had to go with her nana. You are so amazing and such a wonderful person, God love you! I continue to pray for you and your family as you walk this journey together. ((HUGS))

Stephanie said...

Awww I'm so sorry she had to go. Will her mom still have access to her? I sure hope not!

Hope you guys get to stay in contact and see her - what a blessing you were to her. I bet she hasn't had that much love and attention in her little life.

PB&J said...

What a gift you are to everyone

Meghann Gehring Turnquist said...

((Hugs)) (Big ones!)

Lori said...

I was wondering if they would try to place little Sweet Pea with another family member, and I am so glad that you felt that her Nana and Papa will take good care of her.

I'm sure your heart aches in a new, yet familiar way and I'm sorry...

Mary said...

I am also glad that the little one was able to stay with family. Grandma's are the best. I hope she continues to heal. Jen you and your family are truly amazing. You have some very strong and loving hearts to do what is only right for these little ones.

Holly said...

I'm sure it was hard to drop her off! I do hope and pray she will be loved and cared for and never have to be put thru anything like she was ever again.