Hannah and her nanny. 12/1/2010
I wish there was some way to share the spotlight, so to speak, with these ladies who mother without the accolades, without the permanency, and without any way of knowing how long they'll have with these kids who must steal their hearts. Look at them. Look at their smiles. It's not just a job.
Katie and her nanny, May 2012
I hope I get the honor of meeting these ladies next month.
Katie and her foster mama
I have heard that Katie is quite the amazing little person, and I know that must be in part due to the efforts poured into her by these two women who care for her.
Luke and his foster mama, October 2012
I was so delighted to discover this photo online! An organization that works in Luke's province came to my attention, and when I was poking around their website, I found trip pictures from their last visit to his city. I recognized the jacket and thought, "That's my boy!" I emailed to make sure that this really was him, and found out that YES, that is my boy, and furthermore, once we're home with him (when he's legally ours) they have more photos that they'll be able to share with us! Woo hoo!
Happy Mother's Day, to all the women who have cared for a child. Be they yours or someone else's, temporary or long term. Mothering is hard work. I am grateful that there are those willing to step up and do that work when and where it's needed.
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