With friends and needy and grieving and isolated and savoring, I went creative: the paintbrush and the hammer and the string making patterns I could follow.
I imagine that, like me, you want an answer: something to eat or do or break or understand that will make the difference, make this bearable.
Did you hear we have a new placement? My goodness, I thought there would be more problems associated with something like this…
The hum of a white-noise fan upstairs
The purr of a lone car going by
The sound of my own cough
How do you work closely with people you distrust, for days and months on end? What if your generosity is enabling them to keep failing? Or, God forbid, to succeed?
Foster parenting is easier in that you get extensive training for the job you’re about to do, and ongoing training while you do it.