I don’t know why, but for some reason I wanted to foster that little boy. I was no ‘mommy person’, I’d never thought of having a baby.
Why this child barged into my heart, I don’t know; not in the logical sense. I just wanted the boy and went to the Agency and asked about how I could foster him. Then I went to Kelly.
Now this is my first mistake.
I didn’t talk to Kelly about babies, about fostering. I decided it was ‘right’ for me. So having decided what was right for me, I then told Kelly.
Kelly mentioned his job, my job, the amount of work we had to do, and I said, “If you don’t want to, it’s okay. I’ll do it myself.”
Kelly looked at me. It was all there on his face.
Nothing needed to be said in words. And I should have ‘listened’.