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Badassamys: Tales of the World's Most Badass Family

I woke up this morning to this lovely short film in my inbox. A sweet friend, who has devoted her professional life to therapeutic foster care issues, sent it along with the words, “Shelley: for those days you wonder ‘why’.”

I’m unsure of how the makers of this film so completely understand the path of a foster child, but I suspect at least one of them has shared the path of this little girl. This film is especially poignant for me, because my children came to me one at a time, which will resonate once you’ve seen the film. Please view and share. My heart is full of tears and love for these artists.

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  1. Easter Ellen

    Oh my goodness, this was so riveting.. heart-wrenching. Eye opening. Thank you for sharing this child’s story and letting us see beyond our own closed eyes.

  2. elkelorraine

    Okay, I can’t stop crying. I don’t even think I have the words to express fully the emotion this has created in me. Thank you for sharing this with us, with me. I have a grand niece that traveled the foster system, with my arms tied without being able to provide her hope, or relief from it all. And it pains me to think that she may (and probably did) go through a similar path. To feel that she too was trapped in misery, with each day always being nighttime, a nightmare, never morning kills me inside. To think I couldn’t help makes me truly sad. I look at this little girls eyes and think of hers. But just like this little girl, the sun did come up, a glimmer of hope appeared in the form of an amazing adoptive mother. Someone that tries to turn her constant nightmares in to dreams, to take her misery into moments of happiness. This was such a powerful film. It needs to be shared with the world. And maybe, just maybe more people will understand that these kids are lovable, want to smile, want a reason to live. And maybe, from it will surface more amazing adoptive parents that are willing to be patient, to wait it out, to allow these kids to kick and scream and tear up books as a right of passage to eventually leave it all behind. Thank you. And although it makes me cry, I wouldn’t have taken back seeing it.

  3. BloomLisa

    What a wrenching film. As a mother, as a woman, as a member of the human race I whole heartedly believe we need to LOVE more. Be well sweet soul.

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