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“Permenancy Day?”

 

Description from Mommykat Bubbly Chick: Our Caseworker for our youngest was out to the house & she inquired as to whether or not we would be interested in keeping our Tortuga Jules. Permenancy day will be court June 8th! I should know by the end of next week what they decide...

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  1. Classy Chick JbyJill
    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    Awwww… it takes special people to be foster parents. I commend you!! The kids are blessed to have you. Being a teacher, I see many sad cases… Many times the kids just need lovin’. This year, I have come to understand a new term, “container children”… As young babies they are not given the opportunity to explore, play on the floor, and build those core muscles because they are contained in something…. car seat, jumper, playpen. Consequently they need to have occupational therapy because their muscles are weak. Just another form of neglect :(

  2. Classy Chick JbyJill
    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    I looked at this pick again…and it is so pretty, calming….and the turtle is for the little one?? How many foster children do you have?

  3. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    I second that…I, too, have had the sad experiences with the kids who fell through the cracks–the ones who had no support systems whatsoever…by the time they got to high school it was often too late. My thoughts are with you!

  4. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    :( When we got Jules, He couldn’t even dress himself (he was 6 1/2 & Autistic) Still Autistic, but about a week before Mothers Day he said his first word- MAMMA :) Keep good thoughts, Pls!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    I’ll be thinking good thoughts for you and your family. Does “keeping” mean adopting? Or is it more like an indefinite stay?

    Lovely combination!

  6. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Well, in this case it means they will no longer try for reunification. The bonding that has taken place is significant for all of us, adoption will be a future possibility. Mostly it means he can stay with us!

  7. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Hugs and prayers for you and Jules.

  8. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    I have 5 kids total, 3 foster w/ special needs, & 2 others besides. ages 17,16,15,9, and 8 next friday! Very busy household! :)

  9. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    The world needs more people like you, and I mean that…it’s been a week of seeing the worst in people…I love coming to LB and seeing such warmth and goodness…Luck and prayers for you :)

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    That would be wonderful for all of you! I don’t know how you do it – you get through one crisis and there’s something else big waiting in the wings. I’m in awe! I have a hard enought time keeping up with one.

  11. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Thanks, I am lucky enough to be able to do this, and my husband is a great help. we are so lucky, his parents are great too. When i said I was going to do this, about 7 years ago, My husbands mother asked me if I was sure. when I said yes, she reserved judgement. When she met our Jer (been w.us5 1/2 years) she said to him..’hi- I’m your Grandma Becky& I love you’ I am so totally Blessed!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    ok – I just got goosebumps!

  13. CAS
    CAS says:

    Lorrie, I’ve got all of my fingers crossed for you! Jules deserves to stay with his Mamma (that’s you if you didn’t know), his brothers and sister Rhiannon. I’m saying prayers.

    BTW this pick is fantabulous!

  14. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    You remember my MAMAMAM boy! LOL :)

  15. Classy Chick JbyJill
    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    Wow…. God Bless You and your family. It sounds like he is making progress :) And…his first word, Mamma! How precious! I wish I knew how to make a smiley with a tear……

  16. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    You know Christine, when she asked if we would consider keeping him, I just sat there & cried- I couldn’t even talk! My husband in the other room hollers “He** Yes! Luckily, she laughed!

  17. Classy Chick JbyJill
    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    OK… me too….goosebumps and tears

  18. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Lorrie, what a lovely pick! I am so happy for you and your family!!! How is Rhiannon doing after her busy week? Hope she is feeling better — I’ve been keeping you and her in my prayers. :-)

  19. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I remember the pick you did after he said “MAMMA” and how excited you were!!! :D

  20. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    here he is

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  21. Classy Chick JbyJill
    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    aaaaahhhhhhhhh! He is precious!! Does he always smile??

  22. CAS
    CAS says:

    (silent but extremely happy tears) Lorrie, words can’t express how happy I am for you, for Jules, for all the family … (sniffle) :D :D :D :D :D

  23. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Chicky Le, Rhi is so “stoked” (LOL- Her word) about him staying! Nothing could have made her feel any better quicker! She mothers him to the ends of the earth!

  24. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    I was going to wait till I was sure- but I had to talk about it! :)

  25. CAS
    CAS says:

    Well, my darling, now that you’ve told us, you’ll have all the Chicky’s prayers and good wishes/thoughts behind you! Nobody can stand up to that kind of onslaught!

  26. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I’m so glad you decided to share your happy news with us now!!! :D I am sitting here all teary-eyed and goose-bumpy with happiness for you!!! What a great pix of such a happy guy — and what a wonderful, joy-filled smile!!! :D You and your family are so blessed, Lorrie. :-)

  27. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Here’s Hoping! I want to take all these kids, and just love them and make their world better. It is always sad when one of them is sent home for reunification! CAs, I just love him so much!

  28. CAS
    CAS says:

    It shows Lorrie, believe me, it shows! I can tell just looking at that face how very much he’s loved. (now I’m really crying) :D

  29. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    :)

  30. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    You really can tell that Jules is loved and that he loves his family right back!!! Christine is right, no one can defeat the Power of the Chicks! :D

  31. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Funny, i don’t often think about Foster care as any Big- it is just what I do, ya know?

  32. Classy Chick JbyJill
    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    I can hardly see my screen so glad I have the keys memorized!! LOL

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Lorrie – it really is huge! I wish every foster kid I’ve come across could have a family like yours. I once had a child in class who wasn’t allowed to keep his toothbrush in the bathroom with his foster siblings’ toothbrushes. It was so obvious that he was treated differently that it broke your heart.

  34. CAS
    CAS says:

    I hope that you can feel them Lorrie, I’m sending you the very BIGGEST HUGS that I can!

  35. Classy Chick JbyJill
    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    I understand what you are saying, I too have seen cases like that… Sadly, even grandparents have treated the grandchildren living with them like that. I just want to take the kids home and love them.

  36. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    See how Blessed I am! Thanks, everyone!

  37. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    I hope all works out for you! I’m praying for you! We need more people like you and your husband! May GOD bless you for the love and hope you are giving your children! Love makes ALL the difference!

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    good luck Bubbly Chick & Tortuga Jules! he looks like a happy, precious child… with a name like “Tortuga Jules” how could he not be :) God bless y’all!

  39. Debbi aka Sparkle Chick
    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    wow..beautiful pick, beautiful conversation..Angela did a pick called Picking BLind..I am reading this blind…can’t see for the happy tears!
    Bubbly Chick, you and your family are amazing and so blessed. And so are your children…thanks for sharing a pic of your beautiful smiling Jules!
    What Grandma Becky said was so loving…:)

  40. DOG Chick aka Angela
    DOG Chick aka Angela says:

    I am crying along with everyone else. I feel blessed even knowing you. I have such great respect for you and your family for everyone making it work together. Love really does make the difference. I add my prayers to the Chicks for Gods love, providence, guidance and blessings! BIG HUGS and SLOPPY KISSES TO ALL!

  41. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Lorrie, he is PRECIOUS. I pray that he is allowed to stay with you (his family) and that everything goes smoothly. I have to admit that I did tear up a little too once I saw his picture! I admire you for what you do and I hope to be able to foster children in the future also when we are a little more financially stable. Good luck with everything and bless your beautiful family.

  42. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Thanks, All- So Very Much! I’ll let everyone know as soon as I do!

  43. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    When i was little, My Aunt Margaret had 6 kids of her own, and 2 picnic tables stacked end to end in her kitchen- for all the kids & their friends to have room to eat dinner. She saif if they were there, she would always know what they were up too, and who they were with. I always wished I could be her when I grew up….

  44. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Looks to me like you got your wish and Aunt Margaret (still with us?) should be so very proud! There’s nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said – and so well! Jules is a jewel as are all your wonderful children! You’ve made us all feel like Chickie Aunts…You’re probably sick of hearing it, but I think you’re just amazing – a loving, generous, and kind woman – Would love to meet you someday if only long enough to tell you that in person and give you the BIGGEST HUG! :)

  45. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    OH, Me too Shannon! I would love to meet you all! Everyone of you Chickies are so kind and supportive & creative, and this is just the best Site!
    Aunt Margaret has been gone since just before my Rhi was born, But her memory & loving qualities are with me.

  46. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Sorry about Aunt Margaret – but your life is a beautiful testament to your love for her!!

  47. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Lorrie,

    Sending you and your family many good wishes and prayers as the day in court for Jules comes up… I salute you and your family for taking in foster children, so wonderful given how many children are waiting for placements with loving caring families such as yours. Agree, you sure take after your aunty Margaret in sharing your home with several other children this way!!!! :)

  48. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I agree with the other Chicks — you are certainly a living testimony to your Aunt Margaret! She must be looking down on you and your family with much love and pride! :-)

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