Saturday, January 22, 2011

Holly gets adopted

A really great couple applied for Holly and with every conversation, I knew they’d make great parents for her. 
This was my first fostering experience.  It was fun and yet a lot of work.  And then there is the letting go.  I’m going to miss that little nut and while part of me is ready for the house to return to normal – the other part of me is going to find normal so boring.  The dog pen won’t block the front door and all the couches can be uncovered since our older fur kids don’t jump up on them.  There won’t be tangled leashes as we tried to walk 3 dogs.  I won’t have to go see what every thump and crunch is coming from the other room.  We won't be awoken an hour before our alarm.  Still - the parting is bittersweet.  Her new mom pointed me to a nice story with a quote that really resonates with me.
Oh my heart: it is broken today because I miss him unbearably. Yet I continue to remind myself as experience has taught me that soon it will form to be a scar … and now the departure scar on my heart will show that I too belonged and was cared for very deeply otherwise the wound that produced that scar would have never happened. I am so thankful for my scar soon-to-come because it means that we took the time to make that difference to each other and in this I find peace. 

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