Monday, April 06, 2009

99 Balloons

As we soon let go of our foster son Brendan I was reminded of this video I saw a few months ago. So many people focus on the negative side of foster parenting, the possiblity of saying goodbye. In our case we are very blessed to give Brendan to loving Christian parents who will give us glimpses of Brendan growing up and not into a situation that is scary for him.
Still this morning as I was brushing my teeth and shaving and Brendan was in the bathroom just looking up at me studying my actions, like he was trying to learn what a man was all about. The other day I was talking to him about his new home and his new daddy and he grabbed my face and looked right into my eyes and said, "you are my daddy".

Wow, this is hard. But I think of this video and how this father saw the wonder of every day we have with our chidlren. None of us is guaranteed anything not even a certain amount of time on this earth, but Christ can guarantee us more than that.

So we have been given 415 days with Brendan, and my hope and prayer is that God used that time to shape His image in my heart and to give Brendan a loving and safe home until he can be with his forever parents. Forever mom and dad if you read this we love you guys and we love Brendan. We know God has a plan for him and he will have a wonderful family to love him.