One of the hardest parts of our job is saying good-bye to one of our girls! They are each so special that parting is never easy when you've loved and cared for them so long. Though new girls come after they leave, it is never a replacement--no one could replace any one of these special little ones! They are all unique, even though some may share similarities, not one is alike--that's precisely how He made us!!
Each girl gets a going away celebration! Similar to a birthday around here, they get to choose some of their favorite foods, cake and ice-cream!
Elly loved her panda cake (though looked to me more like a snowman as it wasn't as good as the display)!!
Though Elly isn't usually a big cake fan, often choosing to skip cake and eat ice-cream only, this time she
chose to eat two pieces in celebration!! She was being a bit silly and had two bowls and spoons! Elly's a spunky girl with a lovely personality.
Yes, she even ate with two spoons!
Later in the day, we began our good-byes. Though everyone looks happy in the pictures, there were a few tears when the actual time came for her to leave.
Elizabeth and Elly
Elise and Shawna with Elly
Holly with Elly