Wednesday, May 16, 2012

She's here!

Oh wow!!!  With the drop off, I expected her to cry, but when the transporter said "she does this a lot  A LOT!"  I got a bit worried! lol!  She screamed a very sad scream for nearly 10 min. when I thought FOOD!  Yes, a banana did the trick for a bit.  I texted with her foster mother a bit because although she included all her clothes/diapers/etc, there was NOTHING else...what time she sleeps, what she eats, things she prefers, her LAST NAME!  I have a call to make tomorrow....I have no information about this little one. 

She continued to play for a bit, then cry for a while, then play, then cry, etc.  She didn't eat anything except a piece of bread for dinner.  Poor thing's teeth are rotted and her front teeth are either totally missing or stubs, so her little tongue pops through when she tries to eat. Breaks my heart!!   I tried to lay her down when I put my boys down and she just cried and cried (expected).  My husband had just come home and said that he couldn't listen to that sad little cry so he told me to go get her.  Like many traumatized/hurt children, she prefers MALES to females.  She immediately went to him and was totally quiet and even talked to him! 

I told hubby he's taking the next 3 days off!  Of course if this was a long term situation she'd just have to get used to me :)  Shucks...it's not possible for hubby to take time off, so I'll be spending a lot of time on my knees praying for patience for myself, but also my kiddos.  They kept saying "pppllllleeeaassseeee stop crying!"  They tried all their "tricks" of getting a little one to be quiet and nothing worked, so they got frustrated.  It's difficult to explain these kind of situations to children!  Oh the opportunity to teach COMPASSION to my children. 

Pray for us the next 5 days!! :)

4 comments:

The Campbell's Journey said...

Praying!! Do you know how long she has been in care?

Our Journey said...

Since January...

CherubMamma said...

Since January?!! And her teeth are still rotted out?! And you didn't even get her last name??!!!!! Aaccckkkkkkkk!!!

Our Journey said...

They have had problems with the dentist office canceling. She said that they have an appt. next month. We are supposed to send the child's resource folder in situations like this. I'm not sure if she forgot or just simply didn't include it. We share the same same licensing social worker tho so she should be able to help me out...she's great!