Wednesday, May 5, 2010

a smidgeon

We have just completed day two of six of PRIDE training provided by the state. Tonight we talked about attachment and a little about Fetal Alcohol stuff. Did you know that one of the worst things you can do to a fetus is to drink and smoke? Worse than cocaine, heroine, even the toilet bowl that is meth. Both legal too. Very interesting. And the facial symptoms of FAA occur from alcohol abuse during days 19-23 of the pregnancy?

The trainers are capable, experienced and positive and EXCITED that so many people are their to earn their foster licenses. That is cool. It is also hard because I don't see us going this route at this point in our lives, so mentally wading through and keeping the right "lenses" on is a little taxing.

Grief abounds everywhere in this process. It is heavy and real. Losing a parent has tremendous effects on children. The intricacies of attachment to abusive situations feel beyond my experience and comfort in everyway...

and yet...

here we are.

"Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you."

1Peter 5:6,7