From the Heart

From the Heart-quilt on a rockerToday’s post comes from the heart. I share it with:

  • Deep feelings
  • Sincere emotions
  • Love for the families I mention

Foster parents share their homes and their hearts.

They care for children who need a temporary home. They help children and families pick up the pieces of their lives.

Foster parents serve from the heart.

They love their children during good times and bad. They celebrate when children do well. They choose to love when children:

  • Reject their love
  • Damage their home
  • Break their hearts with bad choices

Foster parents receive few rewards.

News reports usually tell only bad foster parent stories. They rarely mention the families who give good care. Yet, foster parents continue their labor of love anyway.

My parents provided foster care several years. I worked with foster families almost 30 years. I saw their love and shared their hurt.

When I retired, foster parents gave me this quilt from their hearts. I recently wrote about it for Kentucky Living magazine.

When you see foster parents, thank them from your heart for:

  • Caring
  • Sharing
  • Giving
  • Healing

Happy Valentine’s Day to families who make our world a better place.

“Love one another deeply, from the heart” (1 Peter 1:22 NIV).

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From the Heart — 4 Comments

  1. One of the ladies at our church adopted a brother and a sister through an agency that worked with the DCS and the foster care network. The mother went to heaven a few years ago. Before she went there, she and her mother started having a Christmas party for the children in our county who are in foster care. After the mother passed away, her mother renamed it in honor of her daughter as a memorial. It’s a great undertaking. Also, the lady’s mother has tried to expand it to have an Easter Egg hunt for the foster children.

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