When we started fostering, Brian and I decided that we wanted to start some kind of tradition with the kids placed with us that would be a way for both of us to always remember our time together. We decided that we would take any kids that were with us long term to a ceramics studio (similar to this) to paint something to keep.
When we go, our kids get to pick something fun for them to paint that they can keep, and we also have them paint a light switch cover or receptacle cover that we can put in our house. Our house is slowly becoming decorated with memories, bittersweet. Everytime I notice one of the covers it reminds me of our time with one of our kids, and reminds me to pray for them as well.
By luck, we happened to take Jae to the ceramics studio the night before he left.
He chose to paint a box shaped like a tank.
And he chose the colors and the design of the light switch cover that he painted.
Which now decorates our hallway.
Miss you Jae. Miss you Zee. Love you.