Thursday, December 30, 2010

Heartbreaking things abused kids say

"I love you, brother. I'm never gonna abuse you."

That's what Big Guy whispered to Little Guy while holding and kissing him this morning. Afterwards he started talking to me for an hour about how confusing it is when your family beat you but you still love them. This kid has the weight of the world on him - He is so convinced the judge is going to send his brother back to family again and he'll end up getting beat like Big Guy did.

Sometimes I don't know how I parent these kids without sobbing all the time or losing all faith in humanity.

Sorry I've been MIA. I have a lot to post about but am overwhelmed about trying to recap the last few months. Especially about the out-of-state relative Big Guy hasn't seen since he was a toddler, who appeared after the kids have been in (or in Little Guy's case, in and out) of foster care for six months and wants to take both children.


  1. wow. the first line had me crying! so sad that little kids have to have adult concerns. that makes my heart sad.
    please let big guy know that we are praying little guy will never know what hurt is...

  2. I have been anxiously awaiting another post! I know you are busy; write to us all when you can. There are people out here who really want to know how your family is doing.

  3. I don't know what to say... I feel like nothing would make sense or be helpful. But I want you to know that I'm here reading and my heart goes out to these boys and you.


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