Some of the big kids and I started keeping an art Journal this year. It's a fun and creative outlet, it allows for bonding time when we sit to draw together and talk about life. Sometimes things get complicated, the conversation takes an unexpected turn, feelings start getting involved, and I find myself saying something like this while holding a confused child ...."It's simple my angel...love is what makes us a family." then I realize that this will be something that they will need to hear often, another hole in this broken road called foster care that needs mending. I left the tree how it was, just a sketchy messy thing that will stay in the background, the words became my focus, love is what makes us a family. Love is all that matters.