So this weekend, I officially became a “baby snatcher”…also known as a social worker for CPS.  The past seven days of my life have been anything but glamorous, and I am beginning to come to the conclusion that there is little about life that makes perfect sense, but we do the best we can with what we have been given.  How is it that calling the police for an escort into a home to remove a two-week old infant from the parents has become “normal” for me and how is it that I continue to work this job when just today, I had to move a foster child into her fourth home in a year as the foster mother looked her in the eyes and without the slightest bit of sympathy or hesitation, excitedly said, “Yes!  You’re moving to another house!”  Not even fully moved out, the foster mother then called her housekeeper to clean the remains of the child’s room.  It is days like today that I turn my eyes toward heaven and can only think, “Really God?  Is this the best we can do for your kids?”  I believe that we all have a special plan for our lives but seeing the look of pure, unadulterated rejection in that young girl’s eyes, I have to wonder what lesson she will take from that moment.  My heart hurts tonight and yet somehow, some way, the Lord will give me the strength to get up tomorrow and try again…and my prayer tonight will be that somehow, some way, the Lord will give that young girl the strength to get up tomorrow and try again.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Renee Garcia
    Apr 08, 2008 @ 17:08:37

    Hey! I’ve missed your blog! Gosh it would be SUCH a hard job, I can’t imagine. My heart breaks for those kids all over the country. I have so many friends who WANT kids, more than anything, and they would be FABULOUS mothers, but for whatever reason they can’t get pregnant… and then there are the parents you deal with… who can probably have twenty kids if they want. Nope. Not fair at all. I’m thankful for your job, Kelli. I’m thankful there’s people out there willing to witness the heartache in order to save their lives. Thank you.

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  2. SabrinaT
    Apr 19, 2008 @ 00:05:36

    I have decided to move away from the field of Social Work, towards that of Education. Bless your heart, and know that a Social Worker just like you saved my life many years ago. God, will give you the strength!

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  3. Renee Garcia
    Apr 27, 2008 @ 03:27:54

    Hey Kel, You’ve been tagged here. Enjoy!

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