Encouragement, Foster Parenting, Make a Difference MondaysMar. 20, 2017

Make a Difference Monday | Foster Care Means More

Foster Care means
more mouths to feed
more hineys to wipe
more fingernails to clip.

It means
another car seat to buckle
another nose to wipe
another body to bathe.

Foster care means
more visits to the doctor
more appointments to keep
more gas in the car.

It means
more laundry
more dishes
more sweeping
more working.

It means more vomit
more snot
more tangles
more poop
more pee.

It is more
agencies to deal with
more systems to navigate
more people in your business
more government to answer to.

Foster care means
more uncertainty
more desperation
more complication
more giving up
more end of the rope
more worry
more loss
more heartbreak
more tears
more fear.

It also means
more help for your hurt
more grace for your burdens
more mercy for your mistakes
more joy for your journey.

Foster care means
more of them.
More of Him.
Less of Me.

Beth Lawrence

Beth is Mama Bird to the four chicks in her nest–two bio children, one adoptive daughter, and one foster son–and Wife Supreme to one good-looking pastor. She’s quick to say that nothing in life has ever refined or challenged her more than fostering, and is passionate about sharing what she is learning with others. She loves writing at her blog, Just Beth Lawrence.

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  • I AM KATIE HAYDEN SNYDER’S GRANDMOTHER. I AM SO PROUD OF KATE AND DAN FOR THEIR DECISION TO BE MISSIONARIES TO FOSTER CHILDREN, WHO I PLAY WITH, HOLD AND LOVE AND PRAY FOR. GRANDMA HAYDEN

  • I love to read stories like this and how fostering has made a difference in a family. My goal in my job everyday is to find a home that is willing to foster and make a difference in the life of a child. Well done Katie!!!

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