Strike, my wife and I are raising our youngest son's daughter while he is serving his country.
We have had legal custody since he left for boot camp 4.5 years ago just before she turned 2.
Now considering that he is 27... it was a HELLOVA leap to jump BACK into parenthood.
But man, that little girl is the light of our/MY lives/life. A VERY special child.
So when I see stuff like this, I immediately put myself in the parents shoes. I wonder how I would feel if it happened to MY little girl.
Something like this?!?!
I just don't know how they do it... and I can understand where they are coming from. I really can.
I think YOUR suggestion is best; let Jahi give life to others.
............sir, God bless you and Mrs. Cholly for raising your granddaughter while your son, her father, is in the military. But as your post suggests, you can get VERY ATTACHED to a child VERY QUICKLY. Don't know what your family has discussed upon your son's termination of his military service and his return to "civilian" life, but I hope the transition - BOTH to civilian life and to his daughter - goes well.
Jesus REALLY DOES loves the little children of the WORLD!!!!!!!