Wednesday, January 20

Goodbyes


This morning we got the call to take inventory of Natalie's belongings and pack them up. The judge gave her mama permission to take her home.
As much as we did to reach out to Natalie's mom and show her and Natalie God's love, I wish we had done more. I don't think we could ever do too much to that end.
Her mom gave me a big hug as I told her we love her and Natalie and sent them off. I know our prayers will go with her.

12 comments:

SinginginHisName said...

Ahhh! Hannah that is so great you all had her for this short time, that is so great you were able to witness to her and her mother. I have no idea what its like having a foster child and all, but I am sure it was hard having to say goodbye! I will pray for her and her mom! Have a blessed week and I so enjoy reading your blog!

destrella said...

I know your heart is sad, but what you did for her here on earth and eternally will stay with her forever. You were God's love to her and her mom. :O)

Corrie said...

Hi Hannah,

I'll pray for you and your family, and especially little Natalie. I know your heart must be full of emotion.

Corrie

Tara D said...

That's a hard - but important job that you are doing. You're in my thoughts and prayers. - Tara

Beth said...

God bless you... truly you have done the work of Jesus.
Praying for you during this transition, I know it must be a bitter sweet goodbye.

Catherine Anne said...

This photos hurts my heart... Im so sorry for the pain. My prayers are with you all.

Katie said...

I hope all goes well for Natalie. These few months with you have certainly been a good start.

Allison said...

Wow! I cant even begin to imagine what you are feeling tonight. Your bravery blows me away. I am a social worker so understand the processes of fostering but have always been clear that i am not strong enough to do. Its the goodbyes that freeze my heart with fear. You touched Natalie and changed her life that is clear. I will send a wish to the stars for her tonight. Al

Anonymous said...

wow.. I admire the strength you have to do this job. There is a little girl out there that is the better for knowing you and your family.

sue in NJ

Lynn said...

How hard that must have been...

Hannah said...

I am so thankful for having Natalie in our home and being able to minister love to her and her mother and the socail worker God sent our way. As much as it hurts to send her off, I am so thankful we did this and look forward to doing it more.
We are also so very,very thankful that Natalie's mom wants to be a part of our lives. I can't think of any bigger compliment right now.
Hannah

patricia said...

Oh how bittersweet.... I pray this mother will love and care dearly for this little one. How hard to let go.... fostering is truly a gift from the Lord.
Patricia