Today I'm linking up to a friend's blog for her link up of complaints with thanks. You are allowed to complain as much as you want but you have to give thanks. I can see how this would be hard sometimes. Being thankful when things are really hard is sometimes not easy but I've found that if I find something to be thankful for it puts me in a better mood.
I HATE that D and A are retiring to their parents on Friday for good. I HATE that since they have "completed" their services people in the system think they are suitable for the children to return despite the things that D comes home saying and we have relayed to all parties involved. I HATE that D, A and their baby sister will likely be back in the system because of this.
I am thankful that we got to spend 13 months with D and A. I thankful for our friends and family who have loved them like they were born into our family and have helped us make an impact in their lives. I am thankful for the CPS system and the work that they do and that sometimes it does work and makes families whole again. I am thankful for D and A's lives and the life of their new baby sister. I am thankful for a God who knows all of the plans that I can place my trust in to keep D and A safe and loved.
Here is the blog I'm linking up to this week. She has been such a huge inspiration and support to me in this walk since losing Grant. Hepler Family Blog