I often wonder how our biological children feel having about being a foster family. I mean how they REALLY feel. Sure, for the most part they tell us they think it's fine. Once in a while we'll hear, "when are they leaving?" or "it's just soooo loud in here!" But when I watch my own children interacting and caring for our foster children, a sense of awe comes over me. I am so proud of how they have stepped up to help with the extra work that comes with having a larger family. When I asked our kids what they have learned since becoming a foster family, here are a few things they had to say:
*We see the munchkins grow and learn (in so many ways than just physically and developmentally!)
*Babies are very hard (This was from our 9yo son, who never hesitates to help with the boys)
*We get to connect with them and help their family (All three of our kids have met one of the birth moms)
*I don't want to have kids (until they are ready - I'm all for that)
*It's hard (Yep, very hard. But oh, so rewarding.)
Hey, at least they are honest. I see how my children have cared for and loved these children like they were their own sibling. They have welcomed them into our home so easily. And I see the love they receive back from them.
Life is good.