She’s Leaving

“Teacher Lindsay, is that your laundry?”


One of my students.

After more than four years, she and her siblings have a forever mom and dad who are on their way to pick her up and take her home. Can you even imagine?

This week we had a girls’ night, just us two. Making cheesy pizzas and no-bake cookies, listening to the High School Musical soundtrack, drinking orange pop, and talking about her life and my laundry.


“Teacher Lindsay, I never get full for no-bake cookies.”

It’s the definition of bittersweet.


I love you, J-girl! We’re sure gonna miss you.

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  1. Aw, I can only imagine how bittersweet! But what an amazing thing for her to be beginning life with her new family. So grateful for the time and love she has had with you to prepare her for these next big steps! :)

  2. Wow…..What an exciting new chapter in her life! I’m sure that she’ll look back often at Teacher Lindsay and that very special girls night that the two of you shared together. I’m sure you’ll cherish those lovely memories too!

  3. How precious you took time for a girls night with her. It must be so exiting for her to be with her forever-family soon!
    I love no-bake cookies too (no oven here). Will there be a recipe soon?

  4. Bittersweet and beautiful :)

  5. Aw, this really is bittersweet. what a beautiful young lady. So happy for her.

  6. Good Luck J-girl! Wishing you a life of sunshine and roses!

  7. Bittersweet indeed! What a happy memory she’ll take with her as she leaves!

  8. Awwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. So sweet. Wishing her a very happy new chapter!

  10. Aww, it sounds like you two had a wonderful girls’ night. Definitely a bittersweet situation. Happy wishes and the best of luck to J-girl!

  11. Congratulations J-girl! Bless you for the work you are doing. Love reading about your life as you adjust to your new home.

  12. Erin {Lemon Sugar} says:

    Heart happy. ♥

  13. What a blessing you are to these girls.

  14. What a lovely post, as always!!! Thank you for sharing!!!!

  15. Beautiful post. Best wishes to J-girl.

  16. How absolutely wonderful. It must make your heart sing for her.

  17. grama R . says:

    Oh ,Lindsay what a wonderful thing to do for ,J. she should never forget the love you have given her . It has to be so hard both ways .leaving and watching her go ,but what you are doing is a good thing . G’ma R

  18. This makes my heart turn over. Bless you and those children.

  19. Awwwww. Wishing her a lot of luck.

  20. What a blessing :)

  21. Cher Villagrana says:

    I normally don’t comment but I just happen to come across your blog through your carnitas recipe on Pinterest. You’ve already personally touched me, as I was born in Cebu and lived there til I was 5 years old and I still have family living there. I’m 25 years old, working as a L&D RN and happily married to my high school sweetheart, living in Atlanta. What you are doing for these children is so beautiful. I can feel the love you exude for them just by browsing through your photos. If there were only more people like you! God bless you!

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