I went back and forth over photos for this month’s theme.
I have some heart-stopping gorgeous brides,
chubby cheek babies,
perfectly FUN children,
WILD and beautiful Seniors.
And then I have this.
To anyone else, it’s just a little girl holding a baby boy.
Probably nothing extraordinary at all to anyone else.
But to those that know this particular little girl, and those that know the story of life and death of this baby boy….
the photo will break your heart
and make you question your perfectly wonderful suburban lives.
It changed mine.
We are foster parents and this was our first call: a sibling group of three…
…but the baby is still in the hospital.
His was a lifetime of unimaginable abuse, and the last time should have been the last.
Everyone thought he was dead.
The drs gave him little hope to last through the night.
He had just turned 2 months old.
3 weeks spent in the ICU with threats of losing his eye, his eyesight, and a leg.
If he lived at all.
And yet, he made it through, against all odds.
He came to live with us, and everyone was afraid to hold him.
“He’s too fragile.” “What if we break him?”
But not my daughter.
From Day 1 she has been so in love with this baby….and she doesn’t even know his story.
His story made me rethink everything I thought of the world.
It’s not all rainbows and glitter…and not all parents love their children.
He taught me that.
And she taught me the meaning of unconditional love.
But he is a fighter and against all the odds, has made it through.
And he’s perfect.
will be a Suggs.
Please, if you’ve ever considered fostering or adopting, do it. It will change your WORLD! And it’s the hardest thing you will ever LOVE doing!
Contact your local Department of Human Services.
In Tulsa, here is the link: http://www.okdhs.org/
Or call: 1-866-612-2565