Dear B

I know that you are scared, sweet one, and I know why. You have had so many homes, so many “parents” that have failed you. I know that you’ve been hurt over and over by the people who were supposed to protect you.

I can’t tell you what a gift it is that you are even trying to trust us. I see you trying. I know you don’t trust us yet, and you are so scared, but you are working so hard. I am so proud of you. I look at you, wrestling daily with your demons, and I am in awe of your strength and fortitude. You are amazing, did you know that? You are much stronger and better and smarter than you think.

I know that deep down, you are afraid that we will leave and hurt you. But this is it, kiddo. Your moving and searching? It stops here. We love you, and we don’t give up that love easily. R and I see you fighting for your life, and we plan to fight right alongside you. For better or worse, you’re stuck with us now!

“Love is a breach in the walls, a broken gate,
Where that comes in that shall not go again.” – “Love”, Rupert Brooke.



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