Category: Fostering

Trauma Father’s Day

 

With Father’s Day coming up fast, I wanted to say something. I know it’s the “moms” who usually get the worst of it with the trauma kids, but not always. Out there are lots of fathers who are pulling a heavy load, too, and they need acknowledged.

We see you and appreciate and love you, Trauma Dads!

Lilly sent a letter to Bruce that said: (you can translate)

happy daddy.s day.s

Love you with all my herat

you are my rock

She has a way with words, don’t ya think?

Hats off to the Dads!

-Nealie

 

Lilly’s Holiday Notes

We had a great Christmas holiday, and I wanted to share some inspiring things that Lilly wrote in a couple cards.

(I’ll interpret her handwriting below.)

The top note was written to me. Lilly says, “You raised me the best that you can…thank you…I know we had our differences but we still love each other.”   Boy, did we have our differences, lol, but isn’t that sweet?

The bottom note she wrote to a young relative and says, “Merry Christmas ________, God love you so much. you are so different in a good way…there is no one like you….go ahead and shine….you are so smart…don’t let anyone tell you different. Love you so much, Lilly.”

What’s happening in this note is that Lilly is pouring some good (that people have told her about herself) into this tween’s life! She is giving him a pep talk. How precious this is, and reminds me that what we say matters so much.

Love my Readers,

Nealie