November 16, 2011

Our tradition.

With each of our foster children, before they leave, we go to the ceramic shop and have them paint a light switch cover for our home.  About half of our light switches are adorned in artwork and memories – and eventually they all will be.


Bella has court on the 17th (read: tomorrow).  And while I’m told we can expect for nothing big to happen, there is something uneasy inside of me.  I wouldn’t put it past the judge to just send her home.  It’s been done before.

So, with this in mind, I took her to make her light switch cover last weekend. 




I always go with these grand thoughts of artsy looking children’s paintings to cover our walls in.

But alas, every single one of the covers we have done in the past ends up being one color (or several that are so mixed together that they appear to be only one) with very little definition or design.

Bella’s is no different.  It is three colors, all put on one sponge and smeared around.



But when it hangs on my wall, I will always think of this beautiful girl that I have been so blessed to know.


I also had her paint a picture frame for her parents for Christmas.



She is very excited to give it to them. 

I will be answering the same question every day between now and Christmas.

“How long until I can give it to them?”


If you could pray for her hearing tomorrow, I would really appreciate it.  I don’t know what to deem the ‘right thing to happen’ tomorrow – I just pray that whatever it is, that it is truly in her best interest.


  1. What a great idea with the light switches. I'm going to pass that idea onto my families I work with through CASA.

    Definatly praying for you guys tomorrow.

  2. That's a wonderful idea! I had hoped to have a family photo done with each of my foster babies before they left, but we've only been able to do that with two of the five so far. :(

    I pray right now that God's hand of protection is over Bella at court tomorrow, and that you will have peace in whatever the outcome is.

  3. Praying for God to help all of the judges and lawyers to make a wise decision for Bella.

  4. If nothing else, all that great HAIR makes me smile. She looks so much healthier -- no matter what happens in court, she will have benefited so much, in so many ways, forever, because of the care you showed her.

  5. Her hair looks like its growing quickly!! Any updates on the hearing?


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