Every child had its own special needs and everyone needed something else from Katie. She had to learn how to divide her love in the most efficient way. The most astonishing thing that happened was that she suddenly realized that she wanted something more permanent. Her maternal instinct was screaming from within and she couldn’t believe what was happening to her.
After having a few children under her wing, Katie felt it was time to shift into the next gear. Life was short, there were many things on her to-do list and the time was right. She wanted a child that she could love forever. She didn’t want to get attached to someone and then heartbrokenly, let them go. Soon enough, an opportunity of a lifetime was about to knock on her door.
It Wouldn't Leave Her Alone
The thought of fostering a little boy or girl ran through Katie's head day and night. No matter how hard she tried not to think about it, it was haunting her. She felt she couldn't ignore this, however, the thought of being in a new town, in a new house, being a newly single person, and becoming a foster mom on top of all that, was too much to handle.
The days passed and the thoughts of becoming a foster mom only enhanced, and it became clearer for Katie that this is what she wanted to do. She cleared all the bad thoughts in her head and decided to follow her heart. She was now preparing herself to become a positive influence in some lonely child's life, hoping to make a difference and hoping to make a change. Not only to the child's life but also to herself.
What a Mother's Day
Her application for becoming a foster mom was handed in on a very significant date. Katie's application was ready on Mother's Day 2015 and she was more eager than ever. She let life takes its role and the only thing she could do was hope that she had chosen the right path. Katie had no idea how many changes her choices were about to bring with them.
It wasn't long before her application was approved and she became a full-fledged foster mom in no time. She was the happiest she had been in a long time. At first, all sorts of children were sent into her loving arms. Some were more challenging than others. There were children who came from neglected homes and some who came with a bag full of infancy trauma. It wasn't easy.
She Was a Pro
Katie had gained so much experience with the children she fostered, and now all these new skills she had were about to be put to good use. They were about to be put to the test. The local social workers were on the phone. Katie was already caring for one little child when she was asked to take in another newborn baby. This was very challenging but also exciting.
The little newborn baby was abandoned in the hospital just a few days after being born and was in desperate need of love and a stable home. Even if a temporary one. Not only that, the newborn's mother was probably hooked on illegal substances which potentially made the baby a newborn addict. The baby had to go through several checkups before being given the all-clear and permission to leave the hospital. Was Katie up for this?
How Could She Refuse?
Katie couldn't say no. Although she already had a toddler at home, who was a handful in his own right, after hearing the bad start to life this baby was given, her heart couldn't refuse. She knew it was going to be extremely challenging. There was no doubt this was going to be a life changer for her, for the little boy at home, and of course, for the new baby. She also knew who to call for some backup.
Just like Katie, her mother couldn't find it in her heart to refuse and she agreed to move in for a few weeks, just to help out. Before she knew it, Katie found herself with a newborn baby and an extended family. One thing Katie didn't expect was naming the baby. As the baby was abandoned, he wasn't even given a name. She chose Grayson, as he came into her life with the grace of God. If only she would have known that Grayson's former life would soon sneak up and affect their home forever.