Sunday, December 19, 2010

What does it mean to be in a family?

 When you are part of a family, you get to be part of a community that loves you.

You get to be held a lot by dear friends!

You get to have a really pretty doctor named Katherine Welch who does amazing work with this organization that she founded  Plus she makes house calls.

You get to sit on the lap of a sweet Korean mom at PFA meetings.

You get to meet other  sweet foster moms and their funny foster sons.

You get to practice sitting with your very cool 姐姐

Sometimes you get to take naps on her bed.

Your family thinks you are pretty darn cute..even when you wake up at 4:30 AM.

You get to eat when you are hungry and your family is willing to help you learn how to eat, even if the food dribble out a little.

You get to have a cat that is jealous and sits in your chair.

You get to go to friend's houses and sit in their high chairs and play with their other children.  It's great practice for a time when you will be with your forever family.

As this little guy stays with us for a short portion of his life, the best gift we can give him is love.  To teach him that he is valuable and lovable.  To give him the opportunity to be loved by us and by others. To let him love us.  Love-that's what it means to be part of a family.

Ni Hao Y'all


prechrswife said...

Such a precious post...

Alida said...

how sweet! Still praying for him and for his forever family <3

Daisy Dreams said...

Love this post! He is so sweet :)

Kristi said...

As a mom with two (soon to be three) who have come out of foster care in China, THANK YOU for loving on your sweet child while he is in your family! I continue to pray that his paperwork will be processed.

beth said...

You are a most precious gift to him. He will know how to bond and attach and be loved. Thank you.

Kathy said...

So sweet! Your love for this little boy makes all the difference in the world to him. My son was loved and well-cared for by his foster family in China. He attached to our family very quickly and easily, because of the care that he received from his foster family. My son remembers his foster family. We talk about them and send them letters, photos and videos of our growing boy. I will always be grateful to them and they will always be a part of our life. Loving this beautiful baby is such important work. Merry Christmas to your family!

Stefanie said...

Oh goodness. That is so sweet :)
Thank you for sharing from your heart... what a blessing you all are to each other!

Walking to China said...

Thanks, Stephanie. It really is a mutual blessing!