Still...I know that feeling compassion is not the same as actually having the strength to do what must be done to heal years worth of damage. To remain calm, a fixed point no matter what tempest rages around me, will be a supreme challenge. Do I have that strength? Am I even brave enough to find out? Many would shake their heads and tell me I shouldn't have to take so much on. That my child raising is accomplished. That we don't have space. WeeHavyn is a very small place, but she is filled with comfort, hospitality, and love. There is peace and calm here, something these children have never known.
Even now I plan ways to fit more people comfortably into our lives. As I write this, I realize my choice is already made. After all, these children belong to someone very dear to me.
I must try.