when they may leave
I'm a foster parent and I also provide training from time to time for other foster parents. One question that I hear over and over is:
"How do I invest all that love into a child that most likely will not remain with me anyways? How can I do that and not be hurt in the end?"
Everyday, foster parents all over, open the doors of their homes to children in need of safe, caring support. For many reasons, it is sometimes essential for children to be removed from their biological families in order to be safely cared for.
Where there is breath, there is hope
As someone who offers care and support to others, I have met with many people who start our meeting with a phrase similar to:
"I don't know if there is any hope for me, but...".
I have also heard time and time again:
"I don't know if there is any hope for my marriage, my son, my daughter, my future...".
If you are reading this, if you have a pulse, if you still have a breath within you, please know that there is hope.
All of us at Life's Seasons wish to send Happy New Year Blessingsto all of our friends and family members as well as those friends we are going to meet in 2012.
As we sit back and reflect over 2011 we will recognize that the past year brought both trials and blessings into each and everyone of our lives. No one is ever exempt from those seasons which are difficult and trying. What we do with those experiences can dictate just how we move forward from them or why we might stay stuck in the emotions that they bring.